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Chasing the Moon Movie Preview

July 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm

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:

  1. Edward Murphy: University of Virginia Department of Astronomy – Director of the McCormick Observatory
  2. Carrie Rhoads: NASA Langley Research Center – Flight Systems Engineer
  3. Christopher P. Goyne, Ph.D.: University of Virginia Associate Professor of Mech. & Aero. Engr. – Director, Aerospace Research Laboratory / Libertas CubeSat Spacecraft Project
  4. Erin Puckette: University of Virginia 2019 Aerospace Engineering – Virginia CubeSat Constellation Lead
  5. Larry Fredrick: Former Chair of the University of Virginia Astronomy Department – Former Director of McCormick Observatory

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