Friday, February 24
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community HouseSold Out
When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, “If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.” Director Mark Craig’s documentary combines rare archive material, compelling visuals and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.
Dr. Jack Burns from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA) will lead a post screening discussion and provide an update on current lunar missions.
Running time: 95 minutes