Exhibition: “Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Apollo 11 at Fifty”
April 30-August 3rd, 2019
Marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Combines works from Houghton’s history of science collections, including first editions of Copernicus, Newton, and Galileo, with highlights on loan from a private spaceflight collection, including materials used in the Apollo mission and on the lunar surface.
The exhibition is accompanied by a commemorative catalog which focuses on the loaned items only and is also available for free online here.
The public is invited to an opening event on Tuesday, April 30th, featuring a lecture from Assistant Professor Matthew Hersch of Harvard’s History of Science Department: “Swear Not by the Moon”: Kennedy’s Challenge” at 5:30, and a reception and exhibition viewing at 6:30.