Pohlen & Slade | July 20


Jul 28 | 10A | Vernon Hills

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Space Mission. Introduce kids to the people and engineering behind the race to the Moon! Join us for a full day of science, to celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo mission.

Authors Jerome Pohlen (“The Apollo Missions for Kids”) and Suzanne Slade (“Countdown”) will be hosting story time and activities with the kids. Jerome will be bringing interesting space artifacts for the kids to view and touch:

  • Fragment of heat-resistant mylar foil from the Apollo 11 capsule
  • Commemorative medal made in part from Apollo 11 metal· Engineer’s logistics manual from the Apollo program
  • Various autographs of Apollo astronauts and Mission Control specialists
  • Newspapers and magazines from the first landing
  • Three-foot-tall model of the Saturn V rocket
  • Various Apollo ephemera· Conceptual 3D diorama of an astronaut planting a flag on the lunar surface

“The Apollo Missions for Kids” tells the story of this pivotal moment in space exploration from the perspective of those who lived it—the astronauts and their families, the controllers and engineers, and the technicians and politicians. They are the people made the impossible possible.

Jerome Pohlan with Vikram, a second-grader who loves books and hopes to become an astronaut, dentist, or President of the United States when he grows up.
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