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Weird moons in our solar system

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Presented by Jenny Pollock CRSNZ, President of the Nelson Science Society, in association with Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond.

The 170 plus named moons in our solar system have but one thing in common: they each orbit around a planet. Beyond this each is unique, and often strangely so. In our solar system we have moons that are larger than some planets, and others that are tiny captured asteroids. Astronomers have identified moons with environments that may harbour life, moons with clouds, sand dunes and lakes, moons with the highest cliffs in the Solar System, with oceans much deeper than any on Earth and with liquid nitrogen geysers; in other words: moons just ‘mooning aroun’" being weird!

Jenny Pollock, a former secondary science teacher, has been exploring the planets and moons in our solar system for many decades. She is a Companion of New Zealand’s Royal Society Te Apārangi, the current President of Nelson’s Science Society and Chairperson of the Earth and Space Science Educators subject association. Come and enjoy her insights into this strange and illuminating topic.

Held in the Upper Gallery (Our Moon exhibition space)

Koha entry

Bookings not necessary



January 28




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Provincial Museum
270 Trafalgar Street

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Koha entry

Tickets from Nelson Provincial Museum ph. 035489588.


Ph. 035489588

Additional Info

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