Searching for Skylab: American's Forgotten Triumph
Searching for Skylab - America's Forgotten Triumph is a multiple award-winning documentary about the 1970s American space station Skylab. For over 40 years, the story of Skylab remained hidden by the shadow of Apollo. This film changes that.
Searching for Skylab was created to bring attention to the important role Skylab played in the development of human spaceflight programs. On Searching for Skylab, Steven-Boniecki noted that, "hundreds of hours of video and audio recordings exist from it, yet it is unlikely that you've seen or heard much of it, nor most of the work carried out in orbit back in 1973 and 1974."
A preview of the first working version of Searching for Skylab was screened at Spacefest, Tucson, AZ on July 5, 2018, to a crowd of space experts, astronauts and their families. Following a great reception, Steven-Boniecki completed filming and prepared the documentary for its release on the 45th anniversary of the return of the last Skylab crew to Earth on February 8, 2019.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society is delighted to bring this underappreciated story from the end of the Space Race to the local southeastern PA community!
11:00 am - 11:15 am ..............Arrivals
11:15 am - 11:30 am ..............Welcome and introductions
11:30 am- 1:00 pm ................ Documentary viewing
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ..................Q&A with director and writer Dwight Stephen Boniecki
Must be purchased via Eventbrite link below prior to the event; no tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket sales are a contribution to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society.
780 Falcon Circle
Warminster, PA 18974
Movie will be shown in "The Lab" on the first floor. Enter the Tranquility Brewing Company doors and proceed past the pub and follow signs. The Lab will be located down the hall on the left.
This is a live event and will not be recorded.
Food will be available for purchase from the Tranquility Brewing Company and will be delivered to your seat in the viewing room!
About the Director and Writer
Award-winning author of Live TV from the Moon, Live TV from Orbit, and editor of Skylab 1 & 2: The NASA Mission Reports, Skylab 3: The NASA Mission Reports, and Skylab 4: The NASA Mission Reports, Dwight returned to the art of filmmaking to create Searching for Skylab. Armed with in-depth knowledge, he presents the largely forgotten Skylab Program in a detail not appreciated on film since 1973.
Dwight was born in Sydney, Australia and became an international broadcasting professional. After studying television theory at North Sydney Technical College, he moved to San Diego, USA where he completed his TV production training. He returned to Australia and worked in TV before heading back to university majoring in Psychology. Television was the industry for which Dwight’s heart was really beating, so he returned to the industry-- and when he heard of an unusual opportunity for expanding digital satellite TV in Eastern Europe, he jumped at the opportunity. It is in Europe (Germany) where Dwight still works today as a TV transmission engineer.
About the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society was founded in 2010 by a group of motivated women dedicated to preserving the contributions that current/former residents of southeastern Pennsylvania (and nearby regions) made toward protecting the United States during the Cold War.
Its primary mission is to engage in collecting and preserving oral histories from current and former residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania who contributed to activities aimed at protecting the United States during the Cold War.
While the primary mission of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Association is collecting and preserving oral histories from current and former residents of southeastern Pennsylvania who contributed to activities aimed at protecting the United States during the Cold War, it has, over the years, become involved in related historical preservation efforts related to the Dynamic Flight Simulator, aka Johnsville Centrifuge, and the former Naval Air Development Center, both located in Warminster, PA.
The Southeastern PA Cold War Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization.
To learn about our other activities, including our monthly educational programming, please email us at mail@ColdWarHistory.org to be added to our email distribution list.
Don't forget to check out our website as well: www.ColdWarHistory.org.
Ticket Refund Policy
Contact the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society at mail@ColdWarHistory.org to request a refund.
In lieu of a refund, please consider donating your ticket sale, as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society is a non-profit organization which relies on the generosity of its patrons. For more information, please visit our website at www.ColdWarHistory.org.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.
Please contact the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society at mail@ColdWarHistory.org.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Fuge, 780 Falcon Circle, Warminster, PA 18974