Moon science and moonshine will each be featured at the December 4 virtual Gala hosted by the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge. The Gala theme, â€œMoonShine on the Mountain,â€ celebrates the regionâ€™s mountain heritage with humor, stories, and music, as well as the Museumâ€™s own Rocket Room that encourages play in a space-like setting, a press release said.
Sugarlands Distilling Company, the Gatlinburg-based producer of award-winning moonshine and other spirits, will add its expertise and storytelling to the event, supporting the Gala in a variety of ways.
As for moon science, Molly McCanta will be a guest at the Gala, explaining how she and her University of Tennessee students are analyzing moon rock from NASAâ€™s Apollo 17 mission in 1972. The UT professor is participating in a three-year project with researchers at two other facilities as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969. [Read more…]