16 Aug

February 25 – The Impact of NASA on the Lone Star State

If you’ve heard the phrase, “Houston, we have a problem,” you know that the presence of the Johnson Space Center has made an undeniable mark on Texas and on the world. Join us and NASA historian Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal for a look at this unique part of Texas history’s first five decades.

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16 Aug

January 21 – The Invention of the Integrated Circuit

Ever heard of Moore’s Law? It states that the number of circuit components on a computer chip will double every one to two years, and it’s held up since 1965. Where did this process begin? In Texas, of course! (Well, maybe in California, too) Join us and Dr. Chris Mack for a look at the origins of the information age.

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15 Aug

November 19 – Julian Read on JFK’s Final Hours

Julian Read, a Texas political insider who delivered the first eyewitness account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to the media, is the author of a behind-the-¬scenes account that chronicles the tragedy and its fifty-year legacy. In JFK’s Final Hours in Texas, Read documents not only the immediate agony endured by the people in the epicenter of the tragedy but also the continuing experience of a wounded community recovering from its aftermath.

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