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History of the Cape and Space Program
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the eighth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Seth Mayo shares how Florida has been the nation’s gateway to space for over 60 years and continues to serve that function now and into the future. This program takes attendees back in time to learn about the burgeoning space program in Florida and how it has shaped what is seen today through Mayo’s own experiences covering launches and spaceflight missions at NASA. Seth Mayo is the Curator of Science and Director of the Lowell and Nancy Lohman Planetarium at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. He has been with the museum for more than 15 years and has taught guests of all ages the wonders of the universe through planetarium shows and stargazing events, curated seven major space/aviation exhibitions, and spoken to groups all around Florida.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
April 20 @ 10:00 am -
April 20 @ 11:00 am