Talk to mark 50th anniversary of moon walk July 25

Jul 12, 2019
NASA Solar System Ambassador Jon Wallace will talk about the United States' first manned moon landing July 25.

Rockland — NASA Solar System Ambassador Jon Wallace will talk about the Apollo program and the first human to walk on the moon July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon July 20, 1969. Most Americans did not support the program; it was very expensive and an "impossible" feat, well beyond our ability. So how and why did the United States go to the moon? Learn about how and why we got to the moon, what we learned, and the people who made it possible.

Wallace was an award-winning high school science teacher in Meriden, Conn., for more than 32 years. He is past president of the Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers and was an instructor in Wesleyan University’s Project ASTRO program. He has managed the Naugatuck Valley Community College observatory and run many astronomy classes and training sessions throughout Connecticut.

Wallace has a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Connecticut; a master’s in environmental education from Southern Connecticut State University and a certificate of advanced study (sixth year) in science (astronomy) from Wesleyan University. He currently lives in Maine and gives free presentations in schools, libraries and other venues in the Freeport area.

For more information, call 594-0310.

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