The audience actively asked questions, a lot of questions during the progress of the presentation which were expertly handled by Usman. He had certainly done his homework on the topic and left no questioner unsatisfied.
Usman then showed the ways in which life can be sustained within the settlements i.e. crop growth, basic life support, 'crew quarters' and living apartments. One of the most interesting things that I'm sure everyone learned was the complete uselessness of stairs in the lunar gravity. It turns out that in 1/6th the gravity of Earth, every time you would take a step on a stair step you would jump higher into the air for a lot longer than you would on Earth. This would make stairs rather a nuisance than a benefit. Therefore, no stairs shall be used and they shall be replaced by gently inclined ramps. Questions like meteor impact protection and communication with Earth were asked by the audience. The role of clear glass windows was emphasized by the speaker on grounds of keeping the crew/settlement members help stay away from things like depression and the feeling of loneliness.
This lunar settlement would house 150 people, each given their own area to grow their own food. It was shown that the bioregenerative 96000 square feet crop CELLS would be divided into sections of area 500 square feet each, in order to protect the remaining crops in case a fire breaks out in the crop field. The settlement was shown to be made on the slope of the crater wall in order to protect the settlement dwellers from the harmful radiation of the Sun. Plants would be grown preferentially in hydroponic solutions to save the cost it would take to bring an equal amount of soil from Earth on a rocket.
Usman showed how he had taken help from some people within NASA. People working specifically in the NASA Ames Research Center who replied to Usman's mail and sent 2 very helpful books to him for his thesis work which would ultimately make this presentation possible.
The presentation was concluded shortly afterwards. A Q&A session followed which lasted around 15 minutes. All members in the meeting room were directed to a group photo outside the room, near the lawn. This was the only time when the group photo was taken in 'panorama mode' of the camera simply because of the sheer number of the people that were present! Refreshments were served to the participants and a lot of post-presentation chatter filled the meeting room with some people leaving the premise for their homes and others staying a little longer, indulged in discussions on topics both inside and outside of Astronomy.