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Sharing the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

“The biggest risk to the future of space exploration is the lack of STEM education” -Dr. John Grunsfeld at 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8

The story takes us back to 1968. Inside America’s space program, engineers worried that President John F. Kennedy’s stirring promise to go to the moon before 1970 would be unredeemed — or, worse, that it would be fulfilled by the Soviet Union.

The colossal Saturn V rocket remained unproven, while a lunar-landing craft faced an array of technological obstacles. There were so many question marks. No human had ever ridden a rocket as powerful as the Saturn V. No human had ever left Earth’s orbit. No human had ever traveled through interplanetary space to be captured by the gravity of another world. And certainly no human had ever done all this and returned home like a space-age Odysseus.

Three extraordinary astronauts volunteered for this risky business, each combining the nervy skill of an ace pilot with the disciplined brain of an advanced scientist or engineer. Of all the millions of people over thousands of years who had looked up and imagined themselves floating among the stars, these three men were the first to experience it.

And then the Earth appeared in a magnificent blue and white over the moon’s horizon. For the first time in human history they witnessed...Earthrise

Join us as we relive a time in human history when the impossible was ours.

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8

Bridgewater Club
Saturday, November 24 at 7:00pm
3535 E 161st St, Carmel, IN 46033
Westfield IN

Tickets Available Online or at the Door
Price $10 Adults
$5 Children under 16.

Observatory Telescope Viewing
Join us on the south lawn immediately following the program to view the Moon, planets and deep space nebula through our robotic observatory telescopes. (weather permitting)


Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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