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Lunar Lecture: Astronaut Training in Flagstaff, Past and Present

August 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Thanks to the persistence and foresight of the late Gene Shoemaker, all Apollo astronauts began to train in geology with scientists from the Flagstaff US Geological Survey 50 years ago. This legacy has since continued with members of the astronaut training classes frequenting Flagstaff during their two-year training periods to study with scientists from the Flagstaff USGS. Geologist Jim Skinner will share with us how this training has evolved through the years and give us insights into the training going on right now with the latest astronaut training class.

The Flagstaff Festival of Science proudly presents:
The Lunar Legacy Lecture Series!

This FREE 18-month speaker series celebrates the Apollo Moon Missions and Flagstaff’s Critical role in these historic lunar landings. Join us at 6 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month at the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus. Parking is FREE for this series.

For more information about Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy and other events, visit

Astronauts study rock layers in Flagstaff c. 1968
Photo credit: USGS Archives


August 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Flagstaff Festival of Science
Coconino Community College


Coconino Community College (Lone Tree)
2800 S Lone Tree
Flagstaff, AZ 86005 United States
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