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5/30/2019 - The Rutledge Summer Series: A Universe of Stories Presents Why Go to the Moon?

On Friday, June 28, 2019 from 2-4pm, join us for this continuation of our space-themed summer series as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing along with NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Andy Poniros.

This presentation details the evolution of America's Space Race against the Soviet Union through the Apollo program which sent 24 humans to the moon, and into the future with NASA's plan to send humans back to the moon. The presentation includes images and audio of historical events, including personal audio recorded with Apollo astronauts.

Andy Poniros has been a NASA volunteer since 1997 and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2004. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked as a Medical Imaging Engineer for 45 years. Andy is certified by NASA to handle Lunar samples, and produces space-related radio shows and podcasts. In his free time, Andy enjoys educating the public in science and astronomy and designing and building telescopes.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. The Rutledge Summer Series was made possible by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.