Chuck Wood has studied the Moon for himself and NASA for 70 years, he has trained astronauts, studied volcanoes on Earth and elsewhere, and writes novels about Wheeling history.
Jeanne Finstein is most often thought of as a local "building hugger" is also a self-described "NASA Junkie" who witnessed in person both the Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 liftoffs (first and last manned Moon missions.) She'll add some interactive activities to the sessions.
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