On May 31st, at the Palazzo dello Sport in Monte San Pietro the exhibition of a lunar rock sample, gathered by astronauts of Apollo 15 mission.
Celebrating 50 years from its foundation, the Bologna Amateur Astronomer Club (Associazione Astrofili Bolognesi) and Felsina Astronomical Observatory in Montepastore, together with Proloco (local tourism board) and the Municipality of Monte San Pietro have arranged for the exhibition of a real moon rock, a lunar sample taken on the Moon surface by NASA astronauts more than 40 years ago. From an idea of Luigi Pizzimenti (ADAA President). The visitors will enjoy the possibility to admire it closely and to take pictures. A fun talk-conference (8pm) will let people know its peculiar history in the Earth / Moon system evolution. Mostly, this history will tell us the amazing adventure of those who dared to risk their lives to take the rock. Also it will be fun to hear how to ask NASA “Might you lend me a moon rock?” and how NASA has agreed to that.