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!
Last week’s MoonFest events at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrating the first steps on the moon 50 years ago has us remembering the Apollo space missions.
Forty-eight years ago this week, Apollo 15 launched. It was NASA’s fifth mission carrying astronauts to the surface of the moon. It’s especially important in Michigan history because all three astronauts aboard had ties to the state.
WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner via Skype about Apollo 15.
Last week, WKAR and MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon with MoonFest, a weekend of events including a return of WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories. One of those stories was told by the planetarium’s program assistant, John French.
On this edition of Current State: New pipeline protection plans; Bird Scooters land on sidewalks & impound lots; MSU students rally for Indonesia; Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green; Studying political polarization 1973-now; Plastics in our Great Lakes; dental health and a Jackson teacher's "Random Act of Kindness."
We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson! It will be this Thursday at 7 pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township.