Talk to look back at 50 years since Moon landing

We are rapidly approaching the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, when Astronaut Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969.

In anticipation of that milestone anniversary, local astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will hold a “non-technical” discussion at Santa Clara’s Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd., this evening. Fraknoi will highlight where space travel has come over the last fifty years and what the future of the Moon looks like as it moves slowly away from Earth.

The discussion, set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, July 8, will be accompanied by images of the Moon from orbit and from the surface.

Andrew Fraknoi, according to the event’s information page, “recently retired as the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, and now teaches non-credit astronomy courses for seniors at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco and the OLLI Program at San Francisco State.” He is a regular on local and national radio shows to help make astronomical events more comprehendible for a lay audience.

The event is first come, first served and has limited seating. For more information, click here.