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6/19/2019 - The Rutledge Summer Series: Before this Decade is Out: The Apollo 11 Mission on July 16, 2019

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 6-8pm, join us for this continuation of our space-themed summer series with this lecture on the Apollo 11 mission by special guest speaker Bill Cloutier.

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and man’s first steps on another world in July 1969. Guest speaker Bill Cloutier will be joining us to celebrate the remarkable achievement made possible by the dedication of thousands of men and women, including Connecticut residents. The innovations and technology that made the first moon landing possible had far reaching applications that are still part of our lives today.

Bill Cloutier is a local amateur astronomer and space exploration enthusiast. He is one of the founding members of the John J. McCarthy Observatory, located in New Milford. Bill has volunteered at the Observatory for the past 19 years (since it opened to the public) and currently serves as the Chairman of the non-profit corporation that oversees its operation and pursuit of its mission to promote science literacy. He is also the managing editor of the Observatory’s monthly newsletter and is active in public outreach, particular in areas related to lunar exploration.

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.