The Community Library
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrating Apollo 11: Lessons from Space with Margrit von Braun @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a journey to the Moon and into history. Four days later, while Collins orbited the Moon in the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface. Wernher von Braun, a German and later American aerospace engineer and space architect, joined NASA in 1960 and served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V super heavy-lift launch vehicle that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. Wernher’s daughter, Margrit von Braun, has spoken to audiences across the country this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which her father was an instrumental figure in. Join The Community Library for an evening with Margrit as she shares lessons from Apollo–why and how we got to the moon; lessons from Earth–how pollution and environmental health problems are connected to climate; and how we apply lessons learned from space and the Apollo mission to our current climate ...
The Community Library
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Low Carbon Energy Transitions @ The Community Library | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for an evening with Dr. Kathleen Araújo, Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Policy at Boise State University, and Director of the Energy Policy Institute, the policy arm for Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a consortium of public universities plus Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Araújo’s work focuses on critical decision-making relating to safety, security and sustainability amidst regional development. This includes comparative assessments of regulations and better practices in international nuclear safety and cyber security, and energy jobs, among topics. Her book Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press) provides an in-depth look at four, country-level shifts that occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973. Dr. Araújo’s approach encompasses areas of system change, such as early vs. late adoption, science and technology policy, and industrial cluster or innovation system development. Dr. Araújo is also Book Series Editor for Routledge’s Studies in Energy Transitions. She earned her Ph.D. at MIT, and completed post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School in science-technology policy and international nuclear safety.