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For Immediate Release
July 16, 2019

Purdue University Fort Wayne Professor to Speak at Science Central Program Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Key Info

  • Associate Professor of History David Schuster to speak at Science Central
  • Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
  • 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Fifty years ago, this Saturday, July 20, astronaut and Purdue University graduate Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon, declaring it ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’

To help observe that milestone achievement, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of History David Schuster will take part in a day-long celebration at Science Central in Fort Wayne. Schuster will be giving three 30-minute talks on the following themes:

  • Apollo 11 and the Cold War, 11 a.m.
  • The Apollo program and its social and cultural legacy,1 p.m.
  • Apollo 11 and its scientific legacy, 2 p.m.

A grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, made Schuster’s program possible.

Other activities at Science Central will include a commemorative photo display; special programs in the AEP Foundation Science on a Sphere Theater which will contain images of the liftoff, footage of the landing, and data sets showing the actual location of where the Eagle landed.

Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street in Fort Wayne. Admission is $10 for ages three and up, free for children age two and under. Admission is also free for Science Central members. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about the event on the Science Central website.

For additional information, contact Susan Alderman, at 260-481-6165 (office), 260-489-5349 (cell), or susan.alderman@pfw.edu

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