When the Moon Hits Your Eye


Remember Dean Martin’s big hit, That’s Amore? Who could forget a song that starts, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” Dino was neither an astronomer nor a pizzaiolo, but he was clearly onto something when he made the moon-eye connection in the early 1950s. It turns out that lenses and lens makers have played an integral role in moon exploration. On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, two optical brands are celebrating their contributions to the historic Apollo space missions. One of these brands is Carl Zeiss, which hosted a party this year at Vision Expo in New York with the theme “Moon Light Rock-it,” a reference to the pivotal role Zeiss camera lenses, often in conjunction with Hasselblad cameras, played in space exploration. The other brand, Revo, is participating as a gold sponsor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. Read More