Solar Peay-clipse NASA Experience

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dr. Rhea Seddon, a former NASA astronaut, will deliver the Solar Peay-clipse keynote address at the Austin Peay State University Dunn Center. Seddon served as a mission specialist and as a payload commander on several space shuttle flights, and she will discuss her experiences as one of NASA’s first female astronauts. Immediately following Dr. Seddon's talk outside of the Dunn Center we will feature Launch (9:58), by Dr.'s McLean Fahnestock and Michael Dickins. Following the development of the US space program through videos of launches that rise into the night sky and a soundscape that alternates between clips of speeches about our endeavors in space and the rumbling base of liftoff; Launch is a multimedia experience that combines video projection, audio collage, and a vibrating viewing platform. This piece has been adapted specifically for Austin Peay State University and the Dunn Center for the Solar Peay-clipse event.

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