Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well as examine current and future space exploration, in a new exhibit, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond.” The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 17 through May 31, 2019.

“On the Shoulders of Giants” will include a look at several of the Apollo missions, with a focus on Apollo 11, the lunar landing of July 20, 1969; EIU alumni connections to the space program; biographies of specific astronauts; space exploration today and in the future; female contributions to space exploration; and more.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Additional programs related to the exhibit are being planned. For more information, visit the exhibit web site, https://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space; or follow Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

Schools and other groups who would like to tour the exhibit are encouraged to contact Andy Cougill, aacougill@eiu.edu, or call 217-581-7548 to schedule a visit.

Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.

Past dates

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Schedules

  • Starting Thursday, January 17th, 2019, repeated every day until Friday, May 31, 2019 — all day

Venue

Booth Library, EIU

West Reading Room
Charleston, IL 61920

Contact

Andrew Cougill

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