Spirited Discussion: Arizona Goes to the Moon

Dec 27, 2018

Astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott operate a lunar rover model at the Cinder Lake crater field east of Flagstaff.
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

KAWC's Spirited Discussion series welcomes Kevin Schindler, an award-winning educator and writer who has worked for more than 20 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, presenting "Arizona Goes to the Moon."

 Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The Apollo astronauts themselves traveled to the Grand Canyon and volcanic fields around the state to learn geology and practice their lunar excursions. Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey engineers worked with NASA staff members to develop and test instruments while artists joined forces with scientists to create detailed maps of the moon that were critical to navigating around lunar surface.



When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Where: Littlewood Fine Arts and Community Co-op, 1480 S 2nd Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364

Cost: FREE 

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be available, as well as a cash bar. No reservations are required and no purchase is necessary. Thank you to the Littlewood Fine Arts & Community Co-Op for their support of the Spirited Discussions series and KAWC! 

Kevin Schindler
Credit Flagstaff Business News

Kevin Schindler is an award-winning educator and writer who has worked for more than 20 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. He was sheriff of the Flagstaff Corral of Westerners for 14 years and a board member of the Flagstaff Festival of Science for 16 years. Combining a dual passion for history and science, he has presented hundreds of educational programs, authored four books, written more than 400 magazine and newspaper articles, and contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column for the Arizona Daily Sun.  

 This Spirited Discussion is part of the AZ Speaks program, made possible in part by Arizona Humanities. Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Arizona Humanities supports public programs that promote understanding of the human experience in Arizona and provides funds to cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across the state.