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Apollo 11 Historic Moon Landing 50th Anniversary! Live Webcast Event!

Event Type: Adults
Date: 7/15/2019
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Description:
 It is hard to overstate the impact of Apollo 11’s first landing on the Moon. It was humanity’s first step onto another world, an exciting climax to the space race, and the world’s largest rocket at the time. It was a classic story of American ingenuity — leaving our home planet a mere one hundred years after connecting the transcontinental railroad, and only sixty-six years after the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight.Commander Neil Armstrong spoke eloquently about what an honor it was for him and fellow crew members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, to accomplish president Kennedy’s goal of reaching the Moon, supported by the combined efforts of four hundred thousand Americans, by the year 1969. This July 20th, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment.What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth? Join us for a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. Featured Presenter (via live webcast): Dr. Carter Emmart is the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, where he directs the award winning space show productions based in data visualization that play in the Hayden Planetarium, and around the world. Since 1998 he has overseen the develop-ment of the interactive Digital Universe 3D Atlas. Starting in 2002, he began a collaboration with Sweden’s Linkoping University hosting a series of masters thesis projects that lead to the NASA supported freely available OpenSpace software at openspaceproject.com. Carter’s career began as a space artist, with an academic background in astronomy and geophysics, and comes from a family tradition in the arts. This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.
Library: Chester County Library
Location: Struble Room
Contact: Pam Marquette
Contact Number: 610.280.2642
Presenter: Webcast
Status: Closed


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