In May, Perth Observatory was again honoured to have another distinguished guest make the trek up the hill to visit. Gerry Griffin, who served as a Flight Director during the Apollo Program, was in Perth with Moonwalker Astronaut Charlie Duke as part of their “Mission Control” show. The night after the show, Gerry accepted our invitation to visit us.
After informal chats with the POVG volunteers, Gerry was shown around the Main Building and taken for a tour to the telescope for some viewing of the night sky. Gerry graciously answered many questions about the Apollo Program from the many spaceflight enthusiasts among the volunteers and told some wonderful stories about the astronauts from the Apollo Program.