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UPDATE: Footsteps – In Honor of the Apollo Moonflights, Feb. 28

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our scheduled speaker for Friday, Feb. 28, Stacia Martin-West, will not be able to present “Universal Basic Income: The History and Science.” We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Mark Littmann, the Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing in the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media, will present “Footsteps – In Honor of the Apollo Moonflights.”

“Footsteps” is the story of how the Moon came to us and how we went to the Moon.  Professor Littmann begins with the formation of the Moon and its changing face over time –how the Moon inspired mythology and folklore and superstitions – and how human dreams soared toward the Moon – how those dreams became ideas, then plans, until 50 years ago, for the first time there were men on the Moon. Professor Littmann looks beyond the Moon to see what’s next in the human fascination with space and concludes with thoughts about the significance of the Apollo 11 mission.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, Feb. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac.