Datebook: December 7 - NASA Snaps "The Blue Marble" 40 Years Ago

Dec 7, 2012

As the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft left the orbit of Earth and began its trajectory to the Moon, the astronauts snapped what would be known as "The Blue Marble," a picture of a fully-illuminated Earth, that would become one of the most widely distributed photographic images in existence. Here's our part.

It’s Friday, December 7

High school artists are invited to enter their work in the 20th Annual Teen Spirit exhibition at the Yeiser Art Center.  The juried visual art competition awards monetary prizes and scholarships to the top-placing artists.  The entry deadline is December 15th.  For more information, visit and click on Call for Entries.

Land Between the Lakes offers free cedar Christmas trees through December 24th.  Pick up permits, maps, and cutting guidelines from the Administrative Office during the week or from the Golden Pond Visitor Center on the weekends.  For details, visit and click on “Newsroom.”

The Hopkinsville High School Drama Club presents the play “Toys Take Over Christmas” tonight at 7.  The performance is at the Christian County Schools Performing Arts Center, located at 215 Glass Avenue in Hopkinsville.  Tickets are $6 at the door. 

Add your community events to the calendar at, where you can also see our schedule of holiday programming.  Thanks for listening.