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After Apollo 11: The Story Continues...

By Paul Evans of the I.A.A.

7PM Monday 10th of May.


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This lecture will be presented on the ZOOM platform in line with Public Health Guidelines.

Following the success of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing mission, NASA planned a sequence of follow-up missions each of which would involve spending more time on the Moon and doing a lot more science. Missions up to Apollo 20 were planned and the spacecraft were built, but due to budget cuts and other considerations the programme ended at Apollo 17.

The Apollo Applications Programme considered other uses for the Saturn/Apollo hardware and the one that made it to reality was Skylab, the first US Manned Space Station. There were other fascinating concepts too, but none made it into production.The emphasis moved towards a reusable spacecraft, which became the Shuttle, but not before one last Apollo mission, a groundbreaking collaboration with the Russians which paved the way for future partnerships in space leading to the Shuttle/Mir missions and the construction of the International Space Station! 


Paul Evans was 7 years old when the Apollo missions started and although he had been aware of earlier missions, it was Apollo 8 which really piqued his lifelong interest in space and astronomy. He followed the Apollo missions through the first landing of the Apollo 11 to the final landing in 1972.

Paul has lived in Northern Ireland since 2003 during which time he has photographed auroras, noctilucent clouds and many sky objects and has had his photographs displayed in numerous exhibitions and publications in the UK and Ireland. He has travelled extensively and has observed astronomical phenomena and visited space exploration facilities throughout the world. Paul was President of the Irish Astronomical Association for five non-consecutive years between 2012 and 2018.


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Monday 10th May




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