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1/22/2010

EAC Discovery Park Campus and Desert Sky Gazers present “An Apollo 13 Story”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with the Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, will present “An Apollo 13 Story” on Saturday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. John Ratje, Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) Site Manager and member of the Desert Sky Gazers, will share the harrowing adventures of the Apollo 13 mission. Pictured from left to right are Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise.
 

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with the Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, will present “An Apollo 13 Story” on Saturday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. John Ratje, Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) Site Manager and member of the Desert Sky Gazers, will share the harrowing adventures of the Apollo 13 mission.

“John Ratje is renowned for his engineering expertise, his contributions in community service, and his masterful leadership of the Steward Observatory research at MGIO,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. “What many are not aware of is that Mr. Ratje is a first-rate storyteller, and this lecture is bound to be one of his best.”

“This is the first of two special lectures in this series on the Apollo missions,” Swanson continues. “Later this semester, we will hear a talk by a managing engineer of the entire Apollo program.”

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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