First, I apologize for my dearth of posting. Taking 3 credit hours over 12 days isn't quite the picnic one might imagine it to be!
Tomorrow - Tuesday, July 21st, 7:00 pm - Dr. Paul Adams of FHSU will lead us in a discussion of the Apollo 11 mission. Besides addressing the 40th anniversary of the same, topics will include moon landing denialism, "heavy boots," and what NASA's priorities should be for the next 40 years.
Unlike my esteemed blogging partner (tee hee), I'm actually old enough to remember watching the televised (black and white, of course) live moon landing with Walter Cronkite's sonorous narration lending the occasion even more significance. (If you hadn't already heard, Mr. Cronkite passed away this weekend. And that's the way it is.)
In the 40 years since the moon landing, we've seen the advent of color televisions running on transistors instead of tubes. Computers shrinking from room-size to phone-size. Telephones with no wires, in other colors than black, pink, white or blue, capable of transmitting images. Image processing enabling us to see far into the past at the edge of the universe, and into the very heart of matter itself at CERN. The essence of matter itself has remain unchanged even while scientists and educators work together to figure out how to best teach kids about that matter.
What hasn't changed are the things that matter: our families, our friends, and our commitment to making the world a better place. Or at least our neighborhood.
7 pm-ish tomorrow, Cafe Semolino's, 110 W. 11th Street, Hays KS.