Moon Rock Exhibit Coming to MKPM

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Kenneth Renshaw (right) during a showing of lunar rocks and meteorites held in March 2012 at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott.

Moon rocks brought back to earth by the Apollo astronauts, as well as some meteorites, will be on display the majority of the day Tuesday, April 22 at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center in Piggott.

Museum officials note this will be an opportunity to see some of the most famous and valuable rocks in the world, as the specimens were part of the 800 pounds of lunar samples brought back to earth during the moon missions of 1969 to 1972.

Kenneth Renshaw of Piggott, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Saturn Observation Campaign member, has been trained in all aspects of moon rock handling and will be on hand to answer questions. Also on display will be some of the meteorites and NASA items in Renshaw's collection which are on permanent loan to the local museum. These items will also be made available for display to area school classes.

Renshaw explained the new items will be on loan for use in the Piggott area for two weeks. He noted any school class or organization interested in a showing of the moon rocks, and meteorites, at no charge may contact him at 870 598-7930 or by email at renshaw@newwavecomm.net

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