A 40-minute presentation on astronomy will begin at 8:00 PM in Room 155 of the Chemistry-Physics Building, before moving across the street to the observatory, weather permitting. If the weather is inclement, the astronomy presentation will be extended to 50 minutes. The presentation is intended for a general audience.
Parking is available in parking structure #2, on which the observatory resides.
A flyer with directions in pdf format is available here: www.pa.uky.edu/observatory
This month Tim Knauer will present: The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 - The First Landing
On July 20th, 1969, President John Kennedy’s pledge to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960’s, was fulfilled. At a time when the world was far less connected than today, 25% of the Earth’s population watched the event live on television. At 10:56PM (EDT) the first human beings set foot on the surface of another world. Following a 2½ hour Moon walk, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin prepared to leave the surface with 48 pounds of Moon rocks, and rendezvous with Michael Collins in orbit. For a generation that didn’t experience the Apollo missions to the Moon, this is the second in a series to recount this important piece of our history.