Wednesday, December 11, 2019
DR. KATHRYN D. SULLIVAN, NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and an inductee into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Dr. Sullivan was the first woman to walk in space, was part of the team of engineers, scientists and other astronauts who launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. Her upcoming book, HANDPRINTS ON HUBBLE, explains in vivid detail the work involved in inventing the tools and processes that made on-orbit maintenance possible. Without these inventions the repairs of the defects in the Hubble mirrors would not have been possible.
Dr. SULLIVAN will share her experiences working with NASA, her space walks, the Hubble Space Telescope and the early beginnings of her passion for outer space. She will also speak to the children of The Island School on the day after her presentation.
DATE: December 11, 2019
TIME: 4:30 pm
VENUE: Community Center Auditorium
A reception for the general public will be held in the the Community Center Woman’s Room. HANDPRINTS ON HUBBLE will be available for purchase. Dr. Sullivan will sign books.
Patron subscribers will be invited to a private reception with Dr. Sullivan. The reception will be hosted at the home of Whitty Ransome and Tom Wilcox and sponsored by Roger and Joyce Howe.
Members $35 (must be logged in to be able to purchase); Non Members $60; Patrons $150
Tickets Can Be Purchased:
- Here on the website (see below)
- By calling the Boca Grande History Center at 941-964-1600
- By visiting the Boca Grande History Center, located at 170 Park Ave. Boca Grande (behind Boca Bargains)
- Dec 5 Take a Boat Trip to Captiva Island and Learn Its History
- Dec 11 Space Odyssey
- Jan 14 Lecture: “The History & Future of Conserving Land in Florida”
- Feb 4 Special Event: Premier of Mayflower II Documentary
- Feb 5 History Bytes: “Mayflower Retrospective”
- Feb 12 History Bytes: “Growing Up at Port Boca Grande”