Chasing the Moon: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – A Conversation

In by Bonnie Zerr

Join us at WJCT Studios for a conversation of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Chasing the Moon program featuring panelists that will focus on the various impacts the space program and the lunar landing have had on humanity.

  • 6PM – 7PM Reception
  • 7PM – 8:30PM Conversation

HOST & EMCEE

  • Eddie WhislerDirector of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History

PANEL

  • W. Brian Lane, Ph.D.
    Professor of Physics, Jacksonville University
    What Makes Space Travel so Difficult
  • Matthew Groe, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Jacksonville University
    Justice, Politics, and the Conquest of Space
  • Joana Owens, Ph.D.
    Professor of Humanities, Jacksonville University
    What Does Space Exploration Mean to Humanity?

SPECIAL GUEST

  • Lee Giat
    Student Astronaut, Xploration Station
    Planetarium Educator, Museum of Science & History

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Justin Kugler
    Vice President for Advanced Programs and Concepts, Made In Space, Inc.
    The Fantastic Future: A Discussion on the Next Era of Space Exploration

This event is FREE but seating is limited and reservations are required.

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OTHER CHASING THE MOON EVENTS AT MOSH:

  • Planetarium Night Live presents The Moon in Half a Century
    Friday, June 21, 2019 | 7PM – 8:30PM
    MOSH: 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we explore the moon’s origins and nature given what we’ve learned because of, and since those historic first steps. Amazing historic video, demonstrations, and planetarium immersion will be woven together to tell one of the greatest stories of our celestial next door neighbor.
    $5 for Museum Members | $10 non-members

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  • MOSH After Dark presents Moon Landing: Looking Back 50 Years Ago
    Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 6PM – 9PM
    MOSH: 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Encounter nostalgia from the 1960s as we relive the moon landing with Dr. Mike Reynolds, Prof. of Astronomy and U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau presenter for Apollo 11! Then experience live demos in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium intended to explore both the origin of the moon and the many lunar mysteries researchers are still trying to solve today.
    $20 for Members | $25 for Non-members

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  • Exhibition: Astronaut
    September 14, 2019 — January 4, 2020
    MOSH: 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

    A traveling exhibition that explores the physical and mental challenges involved in space exploration and gives visitors a taste of what life is like outside of Earth and its atmosphere. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can experience g-force, conduct maintenance on a space station, grow space food and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. The exhibition also focuses on team work to solve problems, accurately perform tasks and overcome challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos
    Exhibition included with Museum admission.

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When

Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

WJCT Studios
100 Festival Park Ave.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202