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Connecticut Science Center, Adult Coffee Club
March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
ADULT COFFEE CLUB
HISTORY OF FLIGHT – PART II: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
PRESENTED BY: Professor Hamish Lutris – Associate Professor, History/Political Science at Capital Community College
Space travel, and the potential of warfare in space, have both fascinated and terrified western societies since the splitting of the atom in 1945. This talk examines one of western science’s most notable achievements and Soviet and US technological and industrial prowess, the space race. The Cold War and burgeoning science-fiction film and literary genres will demonstrate the fear under which many lived at the time and the effect of the launching of the Soviet satellite Sputnik in 1957 on the United States. The talk will mainly center on the Mercury program and the first US astronauts, until the first human-crewed flight, by Apollo 8, in 1968. This session will have a snow date of March 8.
$28 – Early Bird Bundle* (all 4 sessions)
$32 – 4 Session Bundle**
$10 – Individual Session Price
$6/pp – Individual Session Group Rate (6 or more people)
*Must purchase before January 20. **Must purchase before February 15.
Each ticket includes a lecture and light refreshments. An additional ticket to explore the Science Center after the lecture can be purchased at each event for $10/pp. Attendees are responsible for a flat-rate parking fee of $5 to park in the Science Center garage.
GROUP TICKETS (6+ Attendees): Are available by calling 860-520-2104 or emailing [email protected]