Apollo 17 – The final Moon landing in the Apollo programme, with Jerry Stone

Date: 14 December 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wednesday 14th December 2022 at 20:00 Hrs GMT

Apollo 17 – The final Moon landing in the Apollo programme, with Jerry Stone

The Last Men on the Moon – For Now

Since October 2018 Jerry has been giving a series of presentations marking the 50th anniversary of every one of the Apollo flights, and now he brings this to a close by covering Apollo 17, as December will see the 50th anniversary of the final Moon landing in the Apollo program.

Apollo was kicked off as a response to the space achievements of the Russians, and triumphed with the landing of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on Apollo 11 in July 1969. Six other missions followed, though Apollo 13 had a dramatic return to Earth following an on-board failure. Later missions included an electric rover which allowed the astronauts to cover huge distances in their exploration, which would have taken robotic explorers many, many months to cover. Their achievements are still being examined today …

When Apollo 17 completed our initial exploration of the Moon, no-one dreamed it would be more than 50 years before we returned.

Jerry will finish with some thoughts on reasons for going to the Moon.

He will be giving this presentation from the University of Hertfordshire, for the December meeting of the Hertford Astronomy Group. It will be made available to the BIS through Zoom.


Jerry Stone FBIS FRAS is a Freelance Space Presenter, and runs Spaceflight UK.

He is a space expert and educator who has been presenting lectures on astronomy and space exploration for over 50 years and also offers space workshops for schools and youth groups, and as team-building exercises for companies.

He has an extensive collection of space material.  In the 1980’s he joined the curatorial staff at the Science Museum in London where he was responsible for the Astronomy, Space and Exploration galleries, which included the Apollo 10 Command Module.  He is an Interplanetary Poet and has been interviewed many times on radio and TV in Britain, America and in Romania, on a wide range of subjects from the total eclipse in 1999, the Transit of Venus in 2004 and various other space topics.

He has visited space centres and museums in Moscow, The Netherlands, Washington, Alabama and Florida, where he has witnessed launches from Cape Canaveral.

He has written two books on space exploration, and been the consultant on a number of others.

Registration Open

This Evening Lecture is ONLINE ONLY on Zoom and kindly being hosted by the Hertford Astronomy Group (HAG). Tickets cost £2 and can be purchased through the HAG registration page linked below, places for BIS members and guests are limited to 50 and offered on a first to register basis. Registration closes at 16:00 Hrs on 14th December 2022.

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