Live Facebook Talk: How the Chabot Observatory Helped Apollo 13 Return to Earth - 510 Families

Live Facebook Talk: How the Chabot Observatory Helped Apollo 13 Return to Earth

On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 Mission, learn how Chabot Observatory played a role in bringing home the crew on April 17, 1970. As the spacecraft limped back to Earth after its oxygen tank exploded, there came a pivotal moment when NASA needed its precise position via telescope. Chabot was the only observatory with clear skies…

Get the full story from Chabot astronomer and board member Gerald McKeegan, and take a look at the actual telescope that was used to get Apollo 13 back on course for a successful return to Earth.

To recieve a notification when the talk begins, make sure to “Like” the Chabot Space and Science Center Facebook page.

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Date(s) - 04/17/20
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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