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Remembering Apollo

Friday 19th July 2019 - 8:00pm (note that this meeting was originally scheduled for 12th July)
Topic: Remembering Apollo
Speaker: Chris Ross (ASNSW)
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: The Apollo program ran from 1961 to 1972 and was an enormous engineering undertaking, originally conceived in Eisenhower's presidency, it was dedicated to President Kennedy's goal of landing man on the moon.  It remains the only program to to send crewed spacecraft beyond low earth orbit, landing on the moon six times and returning 382 kg of lunar rocks greatly contributing to the understanding of the Moon's composition and geological history.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, this talk will review the development of the spacecraft, particularly the Saturn V booster and provide highlights of each of the Apollo missions, using selected images from the vast array of photographs available from NASA's archives. 

Biography: Chris has been a member of the ASNSW since 1990 and served for many years as the society's Technical Officer. He has a keen interest in astronomy and space and is a frequent visitor to Wiruna, where he loves to show off the night sky to visitors through the society's telescopes.

This meeting will be followed by observing from the field behind the ECC and a special supper (possibly with Moon rocks, rockets and UFOs). 

Event Date: 
Friday, 19 July, 2019 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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