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, email@example.com, 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.