July 02, 2024 by Dru Lavigne

Virtual Event: Moon Landing and Lunar Time

Giant Leap for Mankind, Giant Leap for Timekeeping: Celebrating 55 Years Since the Moon Landing and the Development of Lunar Standard Time


On July 20th, 1969, the world watched in awe as humanity took its first steps on the lunar surface. This monumental achievement not only opened a new era of space exploration but also presented a unique challenge: timekeeping on the Moon.

Join Network Time Foundation (NTF) for a virtual event commemorating the 55th anniversary of the moon landing! We will delve into the necessity of the development of Lunar Standard Time (LST/LTC) – a critical innovation that ensures coordinated precise timekeeping for future lunar missions.


What to Expect

  • Historical Overview: We'll explore the challenges of timekeeping on the Moon and the development of LST.
  • The Importance of LST/LTC: Discover how LST/LTC will facilitate scientific research, communication, and navigation during lunar missions.
  • A Look Ahead: We will discuss the future of LST/LTC and its role in supporting humanity's sustained presence on the Moon.
  • Lunar, Earth, and Mars Time: Discuss how LTC/UTC/MTC are related.



Who Should Attend

  • Space enthusiasts
  • Timekeeping aficionados
  • Anyone interested in the future of lunar exploration

Event Details

  • Date: July 20, 2024 at 15:00 (EDT Time Zone)
  • Platform: Google Meet
  • Registration: $50 donation

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of space exploration and timekeeping precision. Together, we’ll celebrate the ingenuity behind the moon landing and set our sights on the future of lunar timekeeping!


Network Time Foundation

Network Time Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of time synchronization technologies. It is the home of several open-source projects including the Network Time Protocol Project, the LinuxPTP Project, and the General Timestamp API and Library Project. NTF will play a role in developing and standardizing Lunar Time, and continues to support the infrastructure for precise timekeeping, everywhere.

Mark your calendars and register today!

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