Public Night

June 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Drake Municipal Observatory
4898 Observatory Road
Des Moines, IA 50311
Drake Municipal Observatory
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253)

2019 Summer Lecture Series

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Man’s first steps on another world.

In Celebration of Man’s first steps, the 2019 Lecture Series will present man’s exploration of our solar system and beyond. The Summer series “Sp’am In A Can” will outline our quest to land a man on the moon. The fall series “Beyond The Horizon.. the First Step” will outline the possible futures of manned space travel to “where no one has gone before”.

As always, the lectures begin at 8:00 pm and sky viewing (if clear) are open and free to all.

June 7     A Hostile Environment Space is not a nice place to visit. Some extraordinary measures must be taken just to live.

June 14   Yuri, The First The space race gets scary and different priorities take hold.

June 21    A Promise & A Plan The second place country puts its money where its mouth is.

June 28   The Angry Alligator Newton’s rules of engagement. The plan unfolds and becomes history.

July 5     Fear Runs The Agenda Newly invented machinery is tested on the fly. “Tried and True” procedures turn deadly.

July 12    Conquered and Abandoned   The country keeps its promise but it doesn’t move forward.