RSS NOTIFICATIONS

  • The Library will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Michael Crichton Film Series – Andromeda Strain

    September 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. How Do I Become an Engineer?

    September 14, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

    September 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: Renew the Blue

    September 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  5. The Evolution of the Human Form

    September 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Apollo 11 Memory

I was a young geologist working for the Indian Geological Survey (like USGS here) and was in my tent at the end of the day’s field work in the Himalayan mountains when, upon turning on my newly acquired transistor radio, heard the thrilling news that Neil Armstrong has landed on the Moon. Everyone in our little “tent camp” burst into applause and cheers!

Syed Hasan, Director, Center for Applied Environmental Research, University of Missouri-Kansas City