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Geologist on the moon

First geologist on the moon - Harrison Schmitt and Apollo 17

hkljThe Geological Society Library, with the Royal Astronomical Society Library, is pleased to announce our next event, ‘First Geologist on the Moon’ - a recreation of the 28th William Smith lecture originally given by US astronaut Dr Harrison H Schmitt on 19 December 1973.

Schmitt was part of the crew of Apollo 17 (December 1972), the last of NASA’s manned lunar landing missions. Schmitt remains the first and only geologist ever to walk on the Moon. 

The following year, Schmitt delivered a lecture on his experiences: ‘Apollo and the geology of the Moon’, before a packed audience: but such was the demand for tickets that the talk was also relayed from Burlington House to the British Academy, where extra seating was provided for 130.

Through the wonders of 1970s technology, Schmitt will be beamed live from 1973 to once more present his lecture at 7pm on Friday 23 October 2015, in the Upper Library of the Geological Society, Burlington House.  Caroline Lam.

  • Tickets, £12, go on sale 5 October. To book T: 020 7432 0999 or E:  [email protected].