May 05
History Speaks: Navigating to the Moon and Back

History Speaks: Navigating to the Moon and Back

Presented by Naper Settlement at Naper Settlement

The Apollo missions to the Moon were a landmark of human exploration. They were also an important turning point in the history of navigation. For the first time, people traveled beyond the vicinity of the Earth during the Apollo 8 mission. This required new methods of determining position. Apollo 8 also proved to be the only time space travelers experimented extensively with traditional navigation techniques using sextants. In this talk, learn how astronauts and space pioneers met the challenge of navigating to the Moon. See how space travelers found their way using techniques long used by mariners, connecting this amazing voyage to centuries of journeys of exploration across the oceans.

Admission Info

Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) & students Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12) & students

Phone: 630.420.6010

Dates & Times

2019/05/05 - 2019/05/05

Location Info

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540