MSU Moonfest | Pop-Up Stories
WKAR and the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon with a weekend of activities July 19-21. Hundreds of people gathered at the planetarium to mark the occasion with events that included a return of WKAR's Pop-Up Stories.
In case you missed Pop-Up Stories on July 19, we've collected them here. Enjoy!
Tamara Hicks-Syron's story was about becoming geeked about science at an early age.
Jim Karenko was turned on to the science fiction stories about a young inventer named Tom Swift. He brought a copy of a Tom Swift book to tell his Pop-Up story.
As the Apollo 11 spacecraft was heading to the moon, Jackie Payne was worried that her approaching wedding ceremony might take a back seat to news coverage of the mission.
Tom Sampson was in the Army when Neil Armstrong took that first step onto the surface of the moon. It took a while for the news to reach Vietnam.
For Leslie Johnson, the astronauts who walked on the moon played a big role in her evolution from English major to studying science later in life.
Mike Cox dreamed of becoming an astronaut, but always figured that he'd never reach that goal because of his eyeglasses.
John French of Abrams Planetarium wrapped up WKAR's MSU Moonfest Pop-Up Stories event with a tale of meeting Neil Armstrong, and he concluded his story with a song.