Full Speed Ahead: Back to the Moon!

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
Astrophysicist & Former Astronaut
Dr. Kenneth Bechis

 Full Speed Ahead:
Back to the Moon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
4:30 pm  
Online via Zoom

NASA has been redirected to accelerate Moon exploration and put astronauts back on the Moon by 2024. Space agencies and private companies around the world are in a race for scientific exploration, national prestige, national security and huge profits that could come from harvesting the Moon's natural resources, including safe nuclear fusion fuel that could potentially control global warming and end the energy crisis here on Earth. In this presentation, scientist and former astronaut Ken Bechis takes us skyward to look at the possibilities, the risks, and the benefits of winning the space race back to the Moon.

Dr. Kenneth Bechis is a retired Chief Scientist in the Space Ops and Environmental Solutions Division of Northrup Grumman and a former NASA payload specialist astronaut.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy from Harvard, Master of Science in Physics from MIT, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Astrophysics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

 Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public.  Admission is free for Berkshire Community College students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

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