University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

"Chasing the Moon" Screening & Panel Discussion

July 2, 2019

Friday | July 12 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | FREE
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing at Light House Studio/Vinegar Hill Theatre. Enjoy a special screening from the new PBS American Experience series,Chasing the Moon, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished experts that represent the past, present and future of space research and exploration. This event is free, but registration is required.
 

Description

Join WVPT and WHTJ PBS on Friday, July 12th for a special event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! This event will include opening remarks byUVA Department of Astronomy Professor, Edward Murphy, an exclusive hour-long screening of the new PBS American Experience film, “Chasing the Moon,” followed by a panel discussion with distinguished experts that represent the past, present, and future of space research and exploration. Doors open at 6:30 PM. This event is free, but registration is required.

Featured Panelists:

  • Edward Murphy: University of Virginia Department of Astronomy - Director of the McCormick Observatory

  • Carrie Rhoads: NASA Langley Research Center - Flight Systems Engineer

  • Christopher P. Goyne, Ph.D.: University of Virginia Associate Professor of Mech. & Aero. Engr. - Director, Aerospace Research Laboratory / Libertas CubeSat Spacecraft Project

  • Erin Puckette: University of Virginia 2019 Aerospace Engineering - Virginia CubeSat Constellation Lead

  • Larry Fredrick: Former Chair of the University of Virginia Astronomy Department - Former Director of McCormick Observatory

For more about this event and the Chasing the Moon film, visit us at ideastations.org/chasingthemoon.

Join the conversation throughout the film at #ChasingTheMoonPBS.

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