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Third Thursday Star Talks: An Apollo Retrospective: Space Training in Northern Arizona

Astronauts Edgar Mitchell (left) and Alan Shepard are pictured on a geological field exercise near Cottonwood. In 1963, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA scientists transformed the northern Arizona landscape into a re-creation of the Moon, blasting hundreds of craters in the earth to form the Cinder Lake crater field, creating a training ground for astronauts. (Courtesy Paul Switzer Collection, Northern Arizona Center of Astrogeology, USGS, Photo No. 1170142PR, Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona)

Astronauts Edgar Mitchell (left) and Alan Shepard are pictured on a geological field exercise near Cottonwood. In 1963, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA scientists transformed the northern Arizona landscape into a re-creation of the Moon, blasting hundreds of craters in the earth to form the Cinder Lake crater field, creating a training ground for astronauts. (Courtesy Paul Switzer Collection, Northern Arizona Center of Astrogeology, USGS, Photo No. 1170142PR, Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona)

Third Thursday Star Talks: An Apollo Retrospective: Space Training in Northern Arizona, 6 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.