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Voices of Discovery

Burrell Observatory Lecture Series

Back to the Moon: NASA's Artemis Moon Mission

Featuring Jeffrey Woytach, NASA Glenn Research Center

Jeffrey Woytach, engineer at NASA Glenn, will present a lecture on NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon. Named for the Greek god of the Moon and sister of Apollo, the Artemis system consists of an Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts from Earth to lunar orbit and back, launched on the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built.

Artemis 1, launched on November 16, 2022, was a successful uncrewed Moon-orbiting mission. It returned on December 11, 2022. Artemis II is the second scheduled mission. It will be the first crewed mission of NASA's Orion spacecraft. It is currently planned to be in November 2024. The crewed Orion spacecraft will perform a lunar flyby and return to Earth.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

This lecture is also part of the Reinhold and Margaret Kader Memorial Lecture Series and the Ritter Library “Our Place in Space: The Ongoing Adventures of Humanity Among the Stars” Lecture Series.

Event is free and open to the public.

Entrance tickets required — use link under "DETAILS" at right.

About the Voices of Discovery Lecture Series

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to offer another "Voices" speaker series during the 2023-24 academic year. The lineup of lectures will conclude with a campus-wide Path of Totality Solar Eclipse event on Monday April 8, 2024. All events are free, and some may have limited seating or require tickets. Guests may park in any BW lot. Please do not park on city streets.

Full Series Schedule

The BW "VOICES" Tradition

With the support of generous donors and underwriters, BW annually brings to campus top speakers and performers, often around a theme, to challenge and inspire students.

In recent years, "Voices" lineups have featured award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur Daymond John and others.