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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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5 Summary

This week you considered the cultural references to the Moon, from music, art and literature. You also learned basic facts about the Moon and how to calculate the distance from Earth to the Moon. Next week looks at missions to the Moon and the investigations which took place there.

You should now be able to:

  • recognise the many cultural references to the Moon, from music to art and literature
  • understand more facts about the Moon
  • calculate the distance to the Moon.

You are now half way through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Week 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You can now go to Week 5: What we learned from the Moon.