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On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago, the first man walked on the moon. After John F. Kennedy announced a manned flight to the moon in May 1961, about 400,000 scientists and technicians worked to make this vision come true within only eight years. In this time many disciplines in science were advanced. Computers and digital technology have changed the world and inspired science fiction authors.

In his lecture Science && Fiction in the age of moon landings, Hubert Zitt will “capture” the zeitgeist of that time and show how people thought then and what visions they had with selected scenes from science fiction films and series.

Lecturer: Dr. Hubert Zitt
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Dr. Hubert Zitt studied electrical engineering and works as a lecturer in computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern on campus Zweibrücken. In addition to his "normal" teaching activities, Hubert Zitt has become known throughout Germany (and beyond) for his Star Trek lectures.

Together with Gene Roddenberry jr., the son of Star Trek-inventor, wrote Zitt 2008 the preface to the book "Star Trek in Deutschland". In autumn 2008 he taught "Physics of Star Trek" as a regular course for a whole semester at a university in San Antonio, Texas.

Meanwhile Hubert Zitt has already given over 350 Star Trek lectures and participated in several television programs about Star Trek. He has been a regular guest at FedCon since 2005 and was awarded the "Most Extraordinary Speaker of the Year" prize for 2012 by his agency "5-Sterne-Redner".

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