Museum Hosts FREE Celebrity Lecture with Amy Bean – Daughter of Astronaut Alan Bean
Every man who walked on the Moon had a family. Their strength and sacrifice was equal to those of the astronauts themselves and NASA’s ambitious plans were impossible without their support. At this free Celebrity Lecture, you’ll discover the traditions of the Astronaut Wives and the lessons passed on from one generation to the next. This is history in its most vivid, personal form.
Dive deeper into the history of the Space Race at our VIP reception preceding the Celebrity Lecture at 5:45 PM. The reception includes complimentary beverages and an opportunity to chat with Amy Bean and the Museum’s astrophysicists Dr. Doug Roberts and Dr. Morgan Rehnberg.
Want to explore the space program even further? The Museum’s current special exhibition, Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept, takes you on a cosmic journey through the past, present and future of space travel with interactive experiences and authentic artifacts. The exhibition even features artifacts from Alan Bean including an original painting, handwritten notes and checklists and flight jackets. Launchpad is on exhibit through March 22, 2020.
The Celebrity Lecture is free, but registration is required. VIP reception tickets are $10 for non-members or $5 for Museum members. Visit here to learn more, register for the lecture or buy reception tickets.
About Amy Bean
Amy Sue Bean is the daughter of Apollo 12 astronaut, Skylab commander and noted artist Alan Bean. Following in her father’s footsteps, she served around the world as an officer in the US Navy with a specialization in information management. A mother of three, Amy lives today in the Texas Hill Country. She travels extensively to share her unique knowledge and passion for the early years of NASA.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.