Cincinnati Museum Center brings Apollo hidden figure to Cincinnati

Marion Lee Johnson was at the forefront of history. As a young mathematician in 1969 she worked on the Apollo program, one of many hidden figures among the 400,000 individuals who made the Apollo 11 mission a success. Cincinnati Museum Center is bringing Johnson to Cincinnati February 15 to share her experience making history.

Johnson will share her experiences as a woman mathematician working in the historic Apollo program during lectures at 10AM and 2PM Saturday, February 15. She’ll also share her advice for the next generation of STEM professionals. As women, and particularly women of color, continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields, Johnson is looking forward to speaking with students during her visit, hoping to make women in STEM the norm and not the exception.

Johnson’s lectures are included with admission to Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The exhibition, which closes February 17, features artifacts from the historic mission, including Buzz Aldrin’s iconic gold-visored helmet and gloves and the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. You can purchase tickets and learn more information at

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