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September 2 2019 Astronomy Newsletter

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Here is the latest article from the Astronomy site at

Apollo Program – Quiz
2019 was the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. How many manned missions went to the Moon? Everybody knows who the first man on the Moon was – but who was the last one? What was a falcon feather doing on the Moon? Try the quiz and find out.

*USA Schoolteachers and homeschoolers*

NASA is inviting students to name the next Mars rover. The Mars 2020 Rover is preparing to launch in July 2020, but it doesn’t have a name yet.

A Name the Rover contest asks students from kindergarten through 12th grade across the United States to send in short essays with their best name ideas. It started on August 27 and runs until November 1. K-12 students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter. The grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Find out how to participate:

Please visit for more great content about Astronomy. I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I welcome your feedback.

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I wish you clear skies.

Mona Evans, Astronomy Editor

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