Summer of Space

Summer of Space
July 4, 2019 paperlesslion
Apollo 16

Take a giant leap for mankind when Summer of Space at the Cranbrook Institute of Science lifts off July 18 at @ 7pm ET.

Hear special guest Charles Fishman, author of the New York Times Best-Seller One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon​ (Simon and Schuster) man’s first lunar landing 50 years ago on July 20.

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Fishman also is the acclaimed author of A Curious Mind (with Brian Grazer), The Wal-Mart Effect, and The Big Thirst. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism.

Additional guests include:

  • Dr. Fred Adams, University of Michigan Professor of Theoretical Cosmology and Astrophysics
  • Dr. James Cutler, Director of University of MichiganeXploration Lab
  • Dr. Susan T. Lepri, University of Michigan, Associate Professor Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
  • Michael Narlock, Head of Astronomy and Exhibits and Web Coordinator atCranbrook Institute of Science
  • See highlights from American Experience’s Chasing the Moon documentary about the race to land on the moon
  • Watch a demonstration from the student-run Michigan Mars Rover Team (MRover), whose mission is to design and build a rover for the exploration of extraterrestrial environments
  • Get up-close and personal with the galaxy in Cranbrook’s observatory
  • Discover deep space during one of two showings in Cranbrook’s state-of-the-art planetarium
  • Stroll the entire Cranbrook museum to viewdinosaurs, meteorites, holograms and other amazing exhibits
  • Enjoy a “space” reception with light snacks and the opportunity to speak with fellow DPTV adventurers.