Thursday, November 7, 6:00p.m. —
Please join us in the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections for a talk by author Derek Sears for the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. In this talk, Sears will present the new biography Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science, which describes the life of a man who lived through some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and ended up creating a new field of scientific research—planetary science. As NASA and other space agencies explore the solar system, they take with them many of the ideas and concepts first described by Gerard P. Kuiper. With an introduction by Tim Swindle, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona, we welcome you to join us for this exciting and timely lecture.
The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections are located at 1510 E University Blvd, (adjacent to the Main Library) Tucson, AZ 85721.
Seating is limited. Please reserve your place.