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Title:
One Small Step for Tourism: US Lunar Exploration Heritage
When:
 04:30PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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Apollo15November 29
Thursday, 4:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture
“One Small Step for Tourism: Protecting America's Lunar Exploration Heritage"

Forty years after the first landings by American astronauts on the surface of the moon, the now-famous sites of exploration face obliteration at the hands of well-meaning explorers, adventurers, and entrepreneurs. For decades, these pristine sites of exploration—sites of undeniable historical and national significance—were protected from damage by their remoteness and the airless environment of the Moon’s surface. They now face destruction, and protecting cultural heritage on land claimed by no nation, 250,000 miles away from the nearest archeologist, has proven extremely challenging. Dr. Matthew Hersch, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, speaks at this program, sponsored by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Free admission. For more information, call 215.746.4475.

Venue

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
Country: us
MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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