The Lunar Homestead Show wasplanned as a special exhibit area at ISDC'98 Milwaukee. It's purpose is to illustrate anddemonstrate some the technologies by which future pioneers, in anoutpost on its way to becoming a settlement, will make themselves athome on the moon, the first Lunans. The emphasis will be on what willbe different about lunar homes yet how homelike resourcefulLunans might make them.
We encourage contributions of poster papers andStory Board displays and or models of your own variousconceptions. There are no exhibitor fees or hanging fees forcontributions to this exhibit area. Address inquiries aboutcontributing to the Lunar Homestead Show to [email protected]
As conceived, the show will have these features:
- Concept models of lunar homes built from simulated made-on-Lunar materials - done
- Working mock-ups of visual access (letting in the view) - done
- Working mock-ups of solar access (letting in the Sun)
- Sample interior wall treatments (planned: duroc/steel stud wall with various finishes)
- Sample made-on-Luna furniture and furnishings (cast basalt, ceramic, concrete, glass, fiberglass, fiberglass-glass matrix composites, aluminum, iron and steel, etc.)
- Arts and crafts made wholly from materials economically recoverable from lunar regolith (e.g. paints of metal oxides suspended in sodium silicate - sample paintings and storyboard done)
- Concepts for alternative air-conserving (and vacuum preserving) air locks - storyboard done
Associated Events: Post ISDC Note:Neither of the events below took place for lack ofparticipants
- A Lunar Fashion Show (cotton, recyclable paper, adornment with glass beads, metal, chain mail, organic natural dyes, etc.) at the Sunday night Banquet.
- A performance by "The Cradlebreakers", an ad hoc ensemble, who are to use only instruments that could be fashioned from common lunar materials (i.e. no wood, no plastics, no brass, etc.). If you are interested in joining this ensemble, please contact us per info below.
- Regolith Impressionism: Waterglass - Metal Oxide Painting Techniques - $30, pre-registration only. Post ISDC Note: This workshop was not held for lack of registrants
The purpose of the Lunar Homestead Show is to bring to life theconcept of "living off the land" and illustrate that it is feasibleand realistic to expect pioneers to succeed in making themselves athome, expressing themselves in the media of their environment, justas pioneers on Earth have always succeeded in doing upon moving intonew lands.
We can use help from anyone with engineering, artistic, craft, orproject management talent. We can use financial help too! There is alot to do to make the Lunar Homestead Show a success.
If successful, and if sponsors provide continuing support, the LunarReclamation Society would like to take the Lunar Homestead Show onthe road, to become an ISDC regular or frequent feature.
How YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE to the Lunar Homestead Show.
- Individuals can contribute illustrated Storyboards, accompanied by an explanatory paper (in triplicate), about some aspect of space frontier homesteading and domestic life that they would like to share with attendees. Illustrations should be large and clear. Three dimensional models are not necessary, but are certainly encouraged. If not able to personally attend ISDC '98 and bring your display with you, you need send only ALL materials and captions to be mounted on the storyboard along with a mounting layout or map and a check or money order for $10 to "ISDC 98", attention LHS) postmarked no later than April 20, 1998, and we will purchase the poster board or foam core for you and do the mounting. You need include only one unstapled copy of the accompanying paper. All contributed physical materials become the property of the Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc.. Copyrights, however, remain with the individual contributor.
- You can send monetary contributions to help defray the cost of preparing the exhibits. You contribution will be publicly acknowledged in the ISDC program booklet and in the LHS exhibit guide.
- If you are local and handy, we can use your help in putting together models and exhibits.
Post ISDC Note: The Lunar HomesteadExhibit we were actually able to field was much smaller than the onewe had dreamed about putting together. Our efforts to farm outvarious components generally did not work, and locally, we wereunable to generate interest until the needed lead time had slippedby. Nonetheless the ISDC '98 Exhibit Room received high marks fromattendees, and several "down payments" on the Lunar Homestead Exhibitwere built and on display. See items: "Z-vue",Moon Bricks, Moon Manor and LunarPainting. We hope to add more displaysto the Lunar Homestead Exhibit, and take the show on the road tofuture conferences and other events, but this has nothappened.
Peter Kokh1630 N. 32nd StreetMilwaukee WI 53208-2040(414) 342-0705 (6-8 am, 6-10 pm, Central)email all LHS inquiries to [email protected]HOME| MainMenu