Auburn University will hold a free public symposium "The Eagle Has Landed at Auburn" to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
It will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.
There will be lectures and book signings throughout the day at Auburn's Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
Auburn professor Jim Hansen who wrote "First Man," a biography of Neil Armstrong is the organizer. "Auburn has not only produced six of our country's astronauts but also three graduates who each served as director of the Kennedy Space Center.
The morning's keynote speaker will be Michael Griffin, a former NASA adminstrator. Other speakers include several aerospace professors.
During the evening program at the student center two films will be shown: a video of the CBS News coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 1970 documentary "Moonwalk One."
To find out more, go to http://ocm.auburn.edu/moon_ landing