Apollo 11

Taking The Next Step To The Moon

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto led a discussion of the Apollo 11 mission during a 50th anniversary celebration

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto led a discussion of the Apollo 11 mission during a 50th anniversary celebration

Each month on the first Sunday of the month, College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe for a discussion of space news, discovery, and he offers some advice for backyard astronomers. In July, Joe coordinated a special 50th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon. He says the event exceeded expectations

Close to 500 people attended the Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at College of DuPage

Close to 500 people attended the Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at College of DuPage

The Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at College of DuPage included a display of model rockets

The Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at College of DuPage included a display of model rockets

Celebrating Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto

It’s the first Sunday of the month, and that means it’s time for College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto’s regular visit to First Light. He and First Light host Brian O’Keefe get together to talk about space news and backyard astronomy. This month marks a significant bench mark for the U-S Space program, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s arrival at Tranquility base and man’s first steps on the moon.

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