In 1969, we made good on every impossible notion and harebrained fantasy cooked up by thinkers, dreamers and madmen beginning with, say, H.G. Wells, proceeding through two generations raised on Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon serials, right up to JFK, who said that, by the end of the 1960s, we'd put a man on the moon. Well, we did it, damn it, and septuagenarian Buzz Aldrin will punch your lights out if you say otherwise. On consecutive Mondays in August, the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology (5109 Cherry) celebrates that pioneering spirit with its Fly Me to the Moon Film Series
, launching tonight at 6 with the 1999 documentary To the Moon
, first broadcast on PBS' Nova
. Subsequent screenings include 2000's The Dish
(August 17) and 1951's When Worlds Collide
(August 24). Admission is free. For more information, see lindahall.org
or call 816-926-8770.
Mondays, 6 p.m. Starts: Aug. 10. Continues through Aug. 24, 2009