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July 16, 2013

JFK and One Giant Leap for Mankind

JFK and One Giant Leap for Mankind

RTÉ 2fm radio presenter Rick O’Shea will be hosting a panel discussion tomorrow, Wednesday the 17th of July, at 7 PM, at the National Library of Ireland on JFK and his space exploration legacy. Panelists will include Karlin Lillington, Technology Journalist with The Irish Times, Dr. Joseph Roche of Trinity College and member of Trinity’s Astrophysics Group, and Kevin Nolan Lecturer at IT Tallaght and author of Mars as a Cosmic Stepping Stone.

Many thanks to the National Library of Ireland and the Festival of Curiosity for their help in coordinating this event! Visit the Festival at http://festivalofcuriosity.ie/ to see a list of their other events!

Featured image courtesy of JFKLibrary.org.: Shows JFK and First Lady viewing the lift-off of Astronaut Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., on the first US manned sub-orbital flight.

 

 

April 13, 2013

Launch of the JFK Homecoming Memory Project at the National Library of Ireland

Launch of the JFK Homecoming Memory Project at the National Library of Ireland

On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 29th, the National Library of Ireland in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and RTÉ Archives will be launching a social media campaign and website which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his visit to Ireland in June 1963. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to share their family stories, photos, memories and thoughts on the visit.
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