Moon on display in the MLC

September 9, 2009 – 2:24 PM

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, fulfilling President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 goal of sending an American there safely by the end of that decade.  In honor of the 40th anniversary of what is perhaps mankind’s greatest technological achievement to date, the UGA Map Library presents maps and photographs of the Moon on the first floor of the Miller Learning Center (at grand staircase).

The display includes maps of the Moon created before and after the historic 1969 landing, copies of original Lunar Orbiter photographs from 1966/67 that were used to map and analyze the Moon’s surface in preparation for the landing itself, and a Moon globe showing the landing sites of the various Apollo missions.

Moon photo - UGA Libraries Map Library

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