"Apollo 11: Eyes to the Sky" with Astronomer Larry Brookhart
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a special presentation, "Apollo 11: Eyes to the Sky", with featured speaker astronomer Larry Brookhart on Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 pm at the Center.
Brookhart, a STEM Instructor at Chatham Marconi, will revisit Apollo 11’s July 20, 1969 moon landing with a presentation that describes the astounding scientific and technical scope of this hugely successful mission using demonstration models of our solar system neighbors, video clip highlights of the historic mission, and an appreciation for the scientific breakthroughs required to complete the goal of landing a man on the moon and bringing him back safely to earth.
Following his presentation, Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum Manager Glenn Greenough will present “Radios on the Rocket”. The Apollo 11 rocket and spacecraft contained myriad radios used for everything from broadcasting the iconic visual images we remember so well, to keeping the ground controllers constantly in contact with hundreds of propulsion and control system components. Glenn will provide insight into the what, why, where and how of all the radios on Apollo 11, a particularly advanced communications system for that day, 50 years ago.