May 20 - July 16, 2019
CHASING THE MOON
South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with us! Through a series of state-wide events and locally-produced television, radio and digital programs, we will retrace many of the steps, both within South Carolina and without, of the space race that led from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969.
ABOUT CHASING THE MOON
Chasing the Moon thoroughly re-imagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The three-part series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation and PR savvy, political calculation and media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Chasing the Moon airs on SCETV July 8, 9, 10 at 9:00 PM. #ChasingtheMoonPBS.
Major funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for “Chasing the Moon” provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Additional funding for “Chasing the Moon” provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Strengthening America’s Future Through Education. Additional funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group: Ira and Diana Riklis and public television viewers. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.
AikenTuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 8:00pm
Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy,Graniteville, SC 29829
Please join us for the following events on Tuesday, June 18:
Children's Afternoon on the Moon - 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Join us for a new, out-of-this-world special episode of Ready Jet Go! Jet and the gang have a fun night planned with a sleepover in Jet’s backyard, mini-golf, and star-gazing—after all, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! When Jet reveals that he’s built a brand new super saucer that can take all the kids (and Sunspot) to the Moon, they HAVE to test it out. After the show, kids can continue exploring space with fun hands-on activities with NASA’s South Carolina Space Grant Consortium and SCETV Education.
Click here to register for AFTERNOON ON THE MOON
CHASING THE MOON Screening - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for a special sneak peek at CHASING THE MOON. The evening begins with a reception and light refreshments, followed by the screening. Dr. Kent Germany, USC professor of history, will help put the space race in context through his remarks, “We Can Do It All”: JFK, LBJ, and the 1960s. FREE; reservations required. Space is limited.
Click here to register for the CHASING THE MOON Screening
Space is limited; early registration is recommended