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Astronomy Talk: Keeping Moonwalkers' Feet Dry: USS Hornet in the Apollo Program

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Houge Park

3972 Twilight Dr · San Jose, CA

How to find us

Near the parking lot

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Come join us for our monthly Astronomy talk!

7:30pm to 8pm: Social time, come and mingle. We will have snacks and beverages.

Talk begins at 8pm.

Topic: Keeping Moonwalkers' Feet Dry: USS Hornet in the Apollo Program

Speaker: Peter Shyvers

Off-camera and behind the scenes, as American astronauts commanded the world's attention, thousands of American servicemen prepared to assure their safe return. We'll review the USS Hornet's role in Splashdown, and her recovery of the first men returning from the Moon's surface.

Biography: Peter has been a docent at the USS Hornet Museum for ten years, having studied avidly the US Navy, WWII, and carrier operations for over 55 years. A history buff (who got a good start on it growing-up in the Middle East), he has also been a docent at Santa Clara County Parks' Casa Grande Quicksilver Mining Museum at New Almaden for seven years. He is a Cal grad in economics and business with just shy of 40 years' experience in Silicon Valley in software development/support, infrastructure design/implementation, and customer systems management.