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In the recent future, the Moon will be colonized and lunar bases will be established as the starting point for interplanetary travel, taking advantage of its low escape velocity. For this, it will be important to know "The Moon in detail".

This paper tries to shed light on all the information that we can obtain from our satellite with a minimum budget and some basic scientific knowledge taught in secondary and high school.

The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon is determined experimentally. This is done from the cinematic analysis of a video clip that corresponds to the jump of an astronaut from the Apollo XVI mission to the Moon.

With the help of a modified camera obscura, the radius of the Moon will be determined. Knowing the intensity of the gravitational field on the surface of the Moon and its radius, we proceed to determine its mass and density.

In addition to all this, a map of the Moon is made from photographs taken with the institute's telescope, and an estimate of the height of some of its craters.

Finally, to attract people's interest in space sciences, a simple method to visualize the Moon in 3D is proposed.


Anicet Cosialls Manonelles

He has a degree in the chemical sciences and works as a professor of physics and chemistry at the Institut Guindàvols in Lleida. He participates as a teacher trainer in experimental physics and chemistry courses and workshops aimed at secondary school teachers and gives popular science talks.

He has participated in different fairs disseminating science: Science in Action, Science on Stage, Scientix, Ciència al Carrer, Diverciencia, DDDs, etc.

Since his beginnings as a teacher, he has supervised research work with his physics and chemistry students, who have been recognized in different awards: Young researchers, Colegio San Viator de Madrid, Catalan Society of Physics, Catalan Society of Chemistry, Premi Recerca Jove, Baldiri I Reixach Awards, prizes from the universities: UPC, UdL, UAB, URV, Pompeu Fabra, UVic.

In a personal capacity, in 2009 he was awarded the “Premi Catalunya Educació (Marta Mata award)”, and in 2010 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Educational Merit of the Paeria de Lleida. In 2015 he was recognized with the MENSA Knowledge Award.

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