The last week of September is Banned Books week. Celebrate with the Paul V. Galvin Library by attending a short (~20 min) webinar focused on the public release of a previously classified technical report. The report describes an investigation into potentially detonating a nuclear weapon on the lunar surface, and involved a young Carl Sagan, of Cosmos fame. The research was conducted by the Armour Research Foundation, the precursor to the IIT Research Institute (IITRI). Learn how the existence of this Cold War program, thought to have been in part a response to the Soviets’ successful Sputnik launch, was revealed, and how this reveal led to the eventual declassification of a report authored by Illinois Tech alum, inventor, Apollo program deputy director, and Peabody Award winner Leonard Reiffel.
Friday, September 29, 12:30 to 1 PM online. Please register below. If you cannot attend the event live, you can still register and indicate that you would like to have the recording sent to you to view at another time.
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