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From Illinois to the Moon: The Life and Legacy of George R. Carruthers

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professor Lara Waldrop will discuss her NASA research project, The Carruthers Geocorona Project. The name honors Dr. George R. Carruthers, a prominent, three-time Illinois alumnus. As one of the first African American men to earn a doctorate degree in astrophysics, Dr. George R. Carruthers is known as a trailblazer. He invented the camera that took the first images of space, significantly improving our understanding of space and earth science


February 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Electrical and Computer Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL
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