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University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium – Race to the Moon

University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium – Race to the Moon


When:
November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-11-17T19:00:00-07:00
2017-11-17T19:15:00-07:00
Where:
Physical Sciences Building, University of Wyoming
Laramie WY
Cost:
$3 for students and $4 for non-students
Contact:
307-766-6150
University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium - Race to the Moon @ Physical Sciences Building, University of Wyoming

October 4th celebrated the 60th anniversary of mankind’s first step into space. Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth, launched in 1957. The launch of Sputnik also marked the start of the Space Race, with the USSR in the lead. Tonight’s show will explore the Race to the Moon between the United States and Soviet Union, who eventually won the Space Race and why, and current and future plans to continue manned exploration of our solar system.