That’s one small museum for man…

That’s one small museum for man…

That’s one small museum for man…

Bad Astronomy
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April 9 2007 3:38 PM

That’s one small museum for man…

A small museum in Waponeketa, Ohio -- Neil Armstrong's hometown -- has a display up countering Moon hoax claims.

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Museum education specialist Andrea Waugh says claims that it was faked are easily debunked.

Yeah, usually. It's easy to debunk them, but it's hard to argue with a Moon hoax believer about them. Hopefully Bart Sibrel and Joe Rogan won't visit. But I'd love to! It would be fun to set up a whole exhibit countering Moon hoax silliness. Kids could take pictures, showing why there are no stars in the sky. A mini vacuum chamber could be set up with a flag in it, and they can make it wave by turning a crank (and there are so many Moon hoax cranks to choose from, har har). They could try to blast a crater into a simulated lunar surface with a rocket exhaust set to 1 pound per square inch of pressure (the pressure from the lunar lander rocket). A geiger counter and alpha particle source can be used to show how some radiation can be stopped by a piece of glass.

I can think of lots more, too. Hmmmmm. Maybe I should get funding for this. I'm too busy right now to draft up a proposal, but if anyone from the Smithsonian is reading this, I'm available for consultation.