September 20, 2018. Our program featured Carol Kiely who presented a talk entitled, "The Microscopic World of Lunar Dust". Carol works in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University, and she is the Director of Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomy Society. She received a Ph. D. In Chemistry (1984) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the north of England. Her thesis was entitled, “X-ray photoelectron Studies of Carbon Fibre Surfaces.” After coming to this country for postdoctoral research at Kansas State University, and The University of Illinois, she met her husband. And still later they moved back to the UK where she taught at Liverpool University and continued research on polymer and composite materials.
After explaining how the moon once broke of form the earth after the impact of a large meteor, Carol displayed numerous slides of her work on lunar dust, including some exciting 3-D images.