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Science Cafe’ :Liliana Lefticariu, SIU Carbondale, Geology “The Eagle has landed.” Remembering the Apollo 11 moon mission 50 years later.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong took humanity’s first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 was the first successful manned mission to land on the moon. Since then numerous space missions have been undertaken to study Earth’s natural satellite. Now, 50 years later, we are preparing for humanity’s return to the moon. Another manned moon mission is planned within the next five years, with an eye to eventually going on to Mars and even beyond.
What is important about past, present and future missions to the moon? What plans does the U.S. have for creating a staging post for long-term manned presence on the moon? Are there plans to use the moon as a staging point for human flight to Mars and beyond?
Each year, The Science Center hosts six Science Cafés free to the public, three taking place in the spring and three in the fall. Through our relationship with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, we have access to scientists and researchers from various fields of study. Each month one such individual presents new findings in his or her area of expertise. From geology to archaeology, marketing to neuroscience, Science Cafés have something to offer everyone.
Science Cafés are held on Thursdays at 7pm. Come early for free Gloria Jean’s coffee and conversation. For more information, call or stop by the Science Center today!
Coffee for Science Cafe’ graciously donated by Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Located in the University Mall.
*** Well behaved children are always welcome at Science Cafe’, however, ALL museum exhibits will be closed to the public.***