"Chasing The Moon," Flandrau Preview Screening
SOLD OUT as of 5/30/2019
Flandrau and AZPM will be hosting a special screening of the new PBS series, Chasing the Moon, along with a panel of lunar scientists to answer questions about lunar research conducted by the University of Arizona.
FVisit the LPL Summer Science Saturday page for more information about the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.
For a complete list of local Apollo 11 anniversary events go to the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium moonfest page.
“Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.