July 20, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first person to walk on the moon. The goal of the Apollo Program was to take humans to the moon and bring them back safety to Earth. A total of 12 people walked on the moon, explored, ran tests and brought back moon rocks. The landing was the culmination of the “Space Race” with the Soviet Union.

This summer I am joining other astronomers from the North Houston Astronomy Club to give presentations throughout the Greater Houston area. Check your local libraries for dates and times. We often include either solar observing at daytime events or night-sky observing at evening events. The presentation talks about the origins of rocketry and the many steps in the process of putting a man on the moon.

Public night is the first Friday of each month, sunset to 10 p.m. Come join us; visit humbleisd.net/observatory.

Aaron Clevenson
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I am the observatory director at the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD. I am also an adjunct astronomy professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery where I teach solar system astronomy and stars and galaxies astronomy. I am the author of the astronomy textbook, “Astronomy for Mere Mortals.” I am a past president of the North Houston Astronomy Club, and was the chair of Astronomy Day in Southeast Texas in 2015 and 2016. He is an observing program director with The Astronomical League, coordinates their Master Observer Progression Awards, and has authored six of their observing programs.