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8/21/2009

EAC’s Discovery Park Campus and Desert Sky Gazers present “Women in Space” lecture

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus will present “Women in Space,” in partnership with the Desert Sky Gazers Amateur Astronomy Club, on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. [Contributed photo]
 

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ— On June 16, 1963, the Soviet Union launched the first woman into space, Valentina Tereshkova. Twenty years and two days later, America put its first woman into space, Sally Ride. In commemoration of these achievements, Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with the Desert Sky Gazers Amateur Astronomy Club, will present a slide lecture entitled “Women in Space.” The presentation will be held in the campus’ Jupiter Room on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.

Tracie Beuden, a member of the Desert Sky Gazers, will present this engaging lecture celebrating the contributions that women have made in space exploration.

“Tracie Beuden is the perfect lecturer for this important topic,” explains Harry Swanson, dean of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus. “She is a motivating speaker who often involves her children in her presentations, making them all the more family-friendly. Don’t miss this one!”

This free program is suitable for the entire family. Afterward, the Discovery Park Campus’ 20-inch Tinsley reflector telescope will be opened for public viewing, weather and sky conditions permitting.

For more information about this lecture or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260. ### EAC’s Discovery Park Campus will present “Women in Space,” in partnership with the Desert Sky Gazers Amateur Astronomy Club, on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. [Contributed photo]