July 25, 2009
A Tangled Tale of Good Intentions
image from the Moon-Wiki
Do you lack basic drafting skills? So did Mary Blagg back in the 1930s, but she penciled the official lunar map for the International Astronomical Union that was the last graphical word on lunar nomenclature until the mid-1960s when the Digital Atlas of the Moon. This document is the first (mostly) unambiguous nomenclature map of the Moon ever published.
Rükl plate 74
Yesterday's LPOD: Lavafall
Tomorrow's LPOD: Crater Systematics