Earthrise Documentary Screening, Discussion Panel at LPI, Dec. 6
November 29, 2018
Join the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) on December 6, 2018 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission and the iconic “Earthrise” photograph.
The LPI is pleased to host a free screening of an exciting new documentary Earthrise telling the story of the “Earthrise” image captured by the crew of Apollo 8 in December 1968. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST, followed by a panel discussion with Earthrise Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Transdisciplinary Artist Erika Blumenfeld, and NASA scientists Dr. William Stefanov and Andrea Meado.
Night-sky observing with telescopes provided by the JSC Astronomy Society will precede the screening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
The LPI’s doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited to the lecture hall and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to attend in person, you may view a live broadcast on the USRA Ustream channel.
Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to the moon and entered lunar orbit on December 24, 1968. During a live broadcast that evening, the crew shared pictures of the Earth and the Moon as seen from their spacecraft. The "Earthrise" photograph showing the Earth rising on the lunar horizon is one of the most recognizable views showing our home planet. The Apollo program raised public awareness of the environment by offering a new perspective of Earth as well as providing insights into Earth’s origins.
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