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Journey to the Moon

New Jersey and the launch of America’s space program

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Montclair State University is offering a series of free public activities from October to December 2019 that explore New Jersey’s contributions to space science as well as the role of NJ astronauts and scientists in advancing space exploration. Important figures in the field like Buzz Aldrin and Mark and Scott Kelly have strong ties to Essex County. Other topics covered include the Space Race along with the ethical and technological impact of space travel.

Organized By

Montclair State University’s Harry A. Sprague Library, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, College of the Arts, Office of International Engagement, WMSC Radio, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Disability Resource Center and the Center for Community Engagement.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs within the Department of State, through funds administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Additional support has been provided by the Montclair Society of Engineers, IEEE North Jersey, Montclair TV34, and the West Orange Public Library.

For disability accommodations please contact Steven Shapiro at (973)655-7153