Banting: A stellar individual

This week, I’ve been researching Sir Frederick Banting’s trip to the moon… Okay, he didn’t actually go to the moon, but his name is on it (figuratively speaking, of course)! “Banting” is the name of a crater on the moon, and has been since 1973. Banting’s crater is a bowl-shaped, “simple” crater – the smallest […]

Our Man on the Moon: The Naming of Banting Crater

   “I’m delighted my family’s name is now on the moon. It gives you a bit of a weird feeling” William Banting Frederick Banting’s son (1974) Forty years ago a lunar crater was named in honor of Sir Frederick Banting’s contributions to medicine. Before that year, most of moon craters were named after astronomers, scientists related […]