Lunar Lion team to offer interactive presentations at museum

The Penn State Lunar Lion team will give a series of interactive presentations at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania in State College throughout the spring, starting on Jan. 14.

All of the Lunar Lion presentations are from 10:30 a.m. to noon and are free with paid admission to the children's museum. The demonstrations will be held the second Saturday of every month through June and will focus on a different aspect of the team's effort to reach the moon.

The Lunar Lion dates are Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.

Michael Paul, leader of the Lunar Lions, will give the first talk.

Penn State's Lunar Lion team is one of 29 teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. The contest challenges teams to land a vehicle on the moon and videotape two distinct locations by 2015.

The University's team is a combination of Penn State students and researchers that draw on the institution's extensive expertise in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as astronomy and geoscience.

Located at 112 W. Foster Ave., State College, Pa., the nonprofit Discovery Space is designed to allow children ages 2 to 12 a hands-on experience with science.

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Last Updated January 10, 2012