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NASA Apollo Program

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
  • 30


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration adults and includes the Wine and Cheese Reception

Registration is closed

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California Alpha Association

is pleased to present:

Dennis Byrnes, NASA Consultant

speaking on

Personal Stories and Recollections of the Apollo Program

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Wine and Cheese Reception: 1:00 p.m.  Program: 1:45 p.m.

Johnson Hall, Occidental College,

1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing by joining us as NASA Engineer and Consultant, Dennis Byrnes (PBK, UC Berkeley 1966) shares personal memories of his time working on the Apollo Program, including the nail-biting countdown for the space launch in Houston.  He has served as a NASA consultant since retiring as former Chief Engineer for Flight Dynamics at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.  Byrnes received his BA and MA degrees in Physics and Astronomy and completed course work for the Ph.D. degree in Astronomy specializing in Celestial Mechanics, then joined TRW Systems Group in Houston, to work on lunar trajectory design for the Apollo Program.  He joined JPL in 1977 for work on Halley’s Comet proposals and what became the Galileo mission to Jupiter.  In 1996 he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for his work on Galileo trajectory design and navigation.

The wine and cheese reception will include a wide selection of hors d’oeuvres and dessert. The cost is $45 per person. We expect a large turnout for this event, so please respond as soon as possible before December 6.  Be sure to include your email address, which is not shared with outside organizations.  Priority is given to dues-paid members.

The event will be held in Johnson Hall, which is building number 28 (grid B3) on the campus map shown here.  Parking is free and available in the Kemp Stadium & Rush Gym Visitor Parking, Thorne & Booth Parking, and Visitor and Admission Parking lots.  Detailed directions may be found at www.oxy.edu.

Questions may be directed to Carolann Bennett at carolann08@sbcglobal.net  and 213-308-7156 on the day of the event.  For updated information on this or other events, check our website: www.pbksocalalumni.com or e-mail: info@pbksocalalumni.com

Hope to see you there!


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