Projects

Projects are at the core of The Moon Society and the core of our ability to attract new volunteers.

If you see a project you’re interested in, please volunteer by joining Slack and voicing your interest.


Active Projects

Lunarpedia: Free Online Encyclopedia

A community-developed free and public domain encyclopedia for all things Moon-related. In continuous development by the Moon Society since 2007.

Sister Wikis: Spacepedia and Marspedia (with the Mars Society & Mars Foundation)

Lunar Observing Program

Lunar Observing Program

Want to increase you selenographical (Lunar geography) knowledge? Want to get outside and stare at The Moon in wonder? Want to earn a snazzy e-certificate for your efforts? We’ve got your ticket. Join the Lunar Observing Program and gain a deeper understanding of our closest celestial neighbor.

This program is new and is in the process of being created. And we could use your help in making it a success. You can have a direct impact on what is observed, how it’s observed, and other aspects of the certification program. Help us make this a program that can educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Artemis Project

The Artemis Project is a privately financed commercial venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting manned lunar base. The first manned flight places a habitat on the moon for permanent occupation. Within a few years after that first landing, regular commercial traffic to the moon will be economically viable.

(No relation to NASA’s Artemis Program to return humans to the moon by 2024)

The Artemis Project: Selling the Moon Greg Bennett’s original article introducing the project has been recently republished by us.


Other Projects

These are projects that are in the idea stage (and are waiting for someone to take it up and run with it) or had some work done but were abandoned (usually because the lead person stopped working on it). You could lead one of these project to completion!

  • Power Beaming Project
    • Demonstrating the tech used to beam energy.
  • Moon Miners’ Manifesto
    • We just can’t seem to find someone motivated enough to do this on a regular basis. We need a committed editor (or editors).
  • Moon Society Design Contests
  • Lunar Settlement Design Contest
  • Lunar Survey Project
    • Take everything we know about a small area on the Lunar surface and put it into one place.
  • Annual Virtual Moon Society Conference
    • Conferences are expensive to attend. And physical conferences are such a 20th century idea.
  • LETO
    • A Lunar analogue station, research facility, and tourist attraction.
  • Lunar CELSS
    • An ambitious project to work out Lunar Life Support issues.
  • Lunar Greenhouse
    • This is an electronics project to replicate the full spectrum of sunlight to gauge plant response.
  • Moon STEM
    • A series of short science and engineering projects aligned to National Standards that are useful to educators.
      • Mooncrete – a project to develop a concrete substitute that can be made from chemicals found on the Moon.
      • Aqua Luna – an exercise to dissociate water into hydrogen and oxygen, and then to recombine them in a fuel cell.
      • Lunar Orbit – a math exercise to compute a lunar orbit.
  • Chapter/Outpost kit
  • Chapter/Outpost outreach kit
  • Lunar Traders
    • Our online shop. We need cool art to put on t-shirts and calendars.
  • Crowdfunding
    • We need to figure out how to harness this.
  • Telepresence Rover

Completed Projects

Projects that have either run their course or are now too obsolete to revive.

  • Nothing yet.