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Former astronaut Pete Conrad passed away last week. He was the third person to walk on the surface of the moon. You and I will probably never know what it was really like for him to be up there. But author Michael Light gives us an inkling: To mark the 30th anniversary of mankind’s giant leap, he’s organized 129 of the 32,000 photographs taken during the Apollo missions—most of which have never been seen by the public before—into, as the book’s jacket proclaims, “a single composite voyage” in Full Moon. Mostly stark moonscapes, the images don’t take your breath away, but they do convey what Buzz Aldrin (the second person to walk around the lunar surface) called the “magnificent desolation” of earth’s closest celestial neighbor. Light discusses and signs copies of Full Moon at 4:30 p.m. at Borders, 4420 Mitchellville Road, Bowie. Free. (301) 352-5560. (Brian Nelson)