The Resources page is where I’m parking all the links to resources that contain information about Luna that I use regularly. Individual resources (like papers and books) that I have actually used are linked at the bottom of the relevant page.
I (and LH) belong to a few space related organizations. Some I’m active in and some I’m just a member.
- The Moon Society (www.moonsociety.org) – Currently I’m a Director and the Membership Coordinator. We’re a small group with big ideas. And we could use your enthusiasm and time. I also wrote a post a long time ago.
- Moon Village Association (moonvillageassociation.org/) – An international effort to figure out how to construct a Lunar settlement. I’ve joined but haven’t figured out how to get LH involved.
- Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (www.lpi.usra.edu/leag) – LEAG assists NASA in it’s Lunar exploration objectives. I joined because it’s free but I don’t know how involved LH will be with them.
- National Space Society (space.nss.org/) – I joined primarily for the discount to the International Space Development Conference (ISDC). The Ad Astra magazine is a nice bonus!
- CosmoQuest (cosmoquest.org) – Citizen science! You can catch them on their Twitch site. They also run Astronomy Cast, which is a great way to find out what’s happening in space science. I can’t wait to see what they’ll work on next.
I had a huge list of papers, books, and other documents listed here. Then I realized that it wasn’t useful to me or anyone else. And it just bummed me out that there was sooooo much stuff I still needed to read. Instead, look for reference literature at the bottom of the relevant pages.
Lunar and space organizations/companies/information sites – I’ve decided that adding these to The Moon Society website makes more sense as I’m running their Partners program.
Lunarpedia (www.lunarpedia.org) – Maintained by the Moon Society. It’s kind of bare but it has great potential. I’m a member and actively working on making Lunarpeda the definitive place to find Lunar information.
NASA Curation: Lunar (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar) – Everything NASA has on the Lunar samples they collected.
Handbook of Lunar Soils (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/catalogs/other/lunar_soils_catalog.pdf)
The Lunar Sample Compendium (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/lsc/index.cfm)
Lunar Sample Database (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/index.cfm#)
Lunar and Planetary Institute – Lunar Samples (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/samples) – Contains much of the same information as NASA Curation: Lunar
A LOT of old papers regarding Apollo samples – (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/lsc/lscref45.pdf)
Lunar images, data sets, and maps
NASA Image Gallery (www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html)
Lunar and Planetary Institute -Lunar Images (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/lunar_images)
Lunar map catalog (www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (www.lroc.asu.edu/)
Lunar Web Mapping Application (webgis2.wr.usgs.gov/Lunar_Global_GIS/)
Map-a-planet Explorer: Moon (www.mapaplanet.org/explorer/moon.html)
Moon Zoo crater data (data.moonzoo.org/) – I don’t know how useful this data will be but I hate the idea of duplicating someone else’s effort.