The Apollo Missions and the Moon Landing

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon as photographed by Neil Armstrong


Over fifty years ago, America became the first (and so far, only) nation to put a man on the Moon. That momentous event is one for the ages and was watched by millions of people worldwide. What is less remembered are all the smaller steps required to get to the Moon. This talk will take you through that journey, starting from the founding of the National Air and Space Administration (NASA), through the succeeding Apollo missions, to the perilous voyage of our heroes Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong, to and from the Moon.

Jul 20, 2022 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Martz-Kohl Observatory
176 Robbin Hill Rd, Frewsburg, NY 14738
Ray Garner
Ray Garner
TAMU Astronomy Postdoctoral Researcher

I’m a scientist, Star Wars fan, and amateur photographer raised in Georgia. My research interests include galaxy evolution, star formation, satellite galaxies, and nebular diagnostics.