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Left to right, Al Chidester, Ivo Lucchitta, and  John M'Gonig...

Left to right, Al Chidester, Ivo Lucchitta, and John M'Gonigle. Project Apollo (1960-1973).

Ivo Lucchitta, scientist with the US Geological Survey throughout the Apollo missions, offers a personal account of the historical role of Flagstaff's Astrogeology Center (USGS) in the exploration of the moon.

Lucchitta’s lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. will be the seventh in the Flagstaff Festival of Science's Lunar Legacy Lecture Series, an 18-month long speaker series celebrating early lunar exploration and Flagstaff's critical role in the historic Apollo moon landings. The lectures fall on the second Wednesday of each month at the Coconino Community College's Lone Tree Campus from now until December 2019. Each lecture is free and open to all ages. Parking at CCC is also free for this event.

Speed Dating at Majerles Sports Grill

Leave all those dating apps behind and meet other Flagstaff locals at Majerles Sports Grill this Valentine's Day. Speed dating is a free, fun, unique way to meet other singles in their in the area. Discover if the chemistry is right during quick 5-minute dates. Need a little liquid courage? Exclusive drink specials just for daters will be going all night. Plus be entered into a raffle. Registration and admission are free. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today. This is a 21+ event for singles in their 20s and 30s.

Check-in is at 7:30 p.m., where participants will receive a numbered name tag, scorecard and a raffle ticket. Speed Dating starts at 8 p.m. Each date is 5 minutes and there will be an intermission to refresh drinks. The Mix n Mingle After Party will start at 10 p.m., when participants turn in their scorecards and stay to mingle. Majerles' will email daters with their matches the next day for them to keep the chemistry going.

Written in the Stars

Bring a date, a loved one, or a friend for a night of stargazing in the World's First International Dark Sky City Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Explore Lowell Observatory’s campus and view the Flame Nebula, and the Heart and Soul Nebula. A special science demonstration will freeze flowers in liquid nitrogen. Guests who mention the secret phrase "Andromeda" during admission will receive a carnation to participate in the science demonstration while supplies last.

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Volcano Date Night

Spend your Valentine’s Day evening getting a free volcano education at Coconino Community College's Fourth St. campus, Room B34 from 6 to 7 p.m. CCC Geology Instructor Kurt Yuengling will share his enthusiasm for learning about Northern Arizona's breath of Volcano types, how to identify them, and their role in the formation of the idyllic landscape. 

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Alexandra Wittenberg can be reached at 928-913-8624 and awittenberg@azdailysun.com.

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