ONE GIANT LEAP: Apollo 11 @ 50 Conference

The Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969, marked a watershed moment in human history for science, engineering, and culture -- in the United States and around the globe. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that landmark, the Hofstra Cultural Center, in partnership with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, presents an interdisciplinary conference, featuring speakers on both the scientific and technological dimensions of the landing on the moon and its cultural and political repercussions, both on Long Island and around the world.


Keynote Academic SpeakerDr. Matthew H. Hersch, J.D., Assistant Professor of the History of Science Harvard University; Author of Inventing the American Astronaut (2012)
Featured Speakers:  Dr. Kimberly Gilmore, Senior Historian; Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, The History Channel/A+E Networks and Mike Stiller, Vice President, Development and Programming at A+E Networks


SIGNATURE SPEAKER: Dr. Mae Jemison--Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years.  Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision-An Inclusive, Audacious Journey (that) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.  

RSVP for SIGNATURE SPEAKER: Dr. Mae Jemison--Tuesday, April 2


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


One Giant Leap schedule


Dates: April 2-3, 2019

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

This event is free but advance registration is required. Please RSVP for the conference by using the RSVP for this Event link.


RSVP for the Conference on April 2-3 


RSVP for SIGNATURE SPEAKER: Dr. Mae Jemison--Tuesday, April


RSVP for Signature Speaker: Dr. Douglas Brinkley on April 3



Wednesday, April 03, 2019



Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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