With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing happening in 2019, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society is exploring the history of the events leading up to the achievement. At their monthly meeting on February 5th, the society will explore the events that made up NASA’s Project Mercury, the first project in the ultimate goal to reach and put a man on the moon. Future meetings will explore the following projects, with Gemini and Apollo to be discussed as well. Dave Lenius, a member of the organization, said he would love to see more of the community come out and learn about what led the United States to “win” the space race.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society’s headquarters on Utah Street. A video from English physicist Brian Cox will also be shown at the meeting. Cox has appeared on British television and is a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester in England.