The Life of Neil Armstrong

"First Man" Film Screening

Thursday, March 26 | 6:30 p.m.
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton Campus

Celebrating the epic journey of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, Damien Chazelle’s Academy Award-winning biographical drama, "First Man" (2018), stars Ryan Gosling as the first man to step foot on the moon. Join us in the 51st anniversary year of the moon landings for a free public screening of this pulseracing, critically acclaimed film, ahead of author James Hansen’s Colligan History Project lecture the following week. All guests will be eligible to enter a free prize drawing for one of five copies of Hansen’s landmark biography, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” (2005). 


The Life of Neil Armstrong

Thursday, April 2 | 7:00 p.m.
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton Campus

Auburn University historian James R. Hansen has written on the history of science and aerospace technology for the past 30 years. His New York Times bestselling authorized biography "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" (2005), was adapted into the award-winning film, "First Man." His presentation, hot on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, highlights the dramatic triumphs and challenges faced by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission.