Fifty years ago, the United Sates accomplished the incredible feat “of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” With an on-board computer that contained only 64kb of memory, we did exactly that. We will look back at the history, both the success and the failures that took us on this amazing voyage. Through video footage, we’ll re-live the space race and the ultimate achievement on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong took that “one small step” on the moon. After the presentation, we’ll walk down to the lake to view the moonrise.
Kathy Brehmer studied Physics and Astronomy as an undergraduate at UWM. Her passion for astronomy took her to Aruba – off the coast of Venezuela and then to Zimbabwe, Africa to view total eclipses of the sun. Kathy has recently taught several astronomy classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UWM’s School of Continuing Education.
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