Chasing the Moon

Premieres July 8 at 8PM on PBS KVIE

Chasing the Moon, an American Experience film by Robert Stone, re-imagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material – much of which has never before been seen by the public – the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.

Join us for a free preview screening!

Screenings are free but space is limited

Placerville Community Observatory

Preview the film, hear from the local engineers who tested the Saturn V rockets in Sacramento, and visit the observatory to gaze at the stars.

Date & Time
June 27, 2019
6:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location
Folsom Lake College – Placerville, Fitness Center Room
6699 Campus Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Powerhouse Science Center

Preview the film, hear from the local engineers who tested the Saturn V rockets in Sacramento, and visit the museum.

Date & Time
June 29, 2019
5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Location
Powerhouse Science Center
3615 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95821