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Fifty years ago America and the world held its collective breath as humans set foot on our moon for the very first time.

Relive this moment in history and peek behind the scenes as we explore what it really took to make President Kennedy’s challenge a reality, Tuesday, July 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Simsbury Public Library’s Program Room.

Presenter Dr. Kristine Larsen is Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, where she has taught since 1989. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections between science and society, including the history of astronomy and the use (and abuse) of science in popular media.

She is the author of the books “Particle Panic!”, “Cosmology 101”, “Stephen Hawking: A Biography”, and “The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century”.
She is also co-editor of “The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who” and “The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman”.

This free event is cosponsored by the Senior Center and Library. Please sign up by July 19 at either location.

If you have a Dial-A-Ride pass and need transportation, please call the Senior Center.


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