At last night's monthly planetarium lecture, 94 people watched spellbound
as one by one, the infamous 'Moon hoax' claims
were dismantled by Martin Hendry and Ken Skeldon
of Glasgow University.
The top ten so-called lines of 'evidence' proving the Apollo Moon landings
to be a 'hoax' were individually addressed, and each subsequently
demonstrated to be bogus. The audience discovered how easy it is to
photograph objects that appear to cast non-parallel shadows; how to
explain the fact that an object in total shadow
can be 'mysteriously' lit up (see photo); and that
capturing different objects with the exact same
background does not imply trick photography.
After a stirring conclusion under the
ScottishPower Planetarium's beautiful night sky, a
full half-hour of discussion and debate followed.
Interestingly, even after Martin and Ken's superb presentation, there were
'hoax' claim believers in the audience who remained unconvinced. It
did not take long though for everyone to see that
these beliefs are based more on personal prejudice