Arlan will present ‘Ranger — Pathway to Apollo’

SARANAC LAKE – Lionel Arlan will present “Ranger – Pathway to Apollo” at noon April 10, in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Arlan was born and raised in Saranac Lake and graduated from the Saranac Lake High School. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He was employed by RCA Corporation and then GE for 39 year with most of his work in the field of Electro-Optics related to Defense Programs. His primary experience was in Design & Development of Imaging Systems including Infrared and Television Cameras. He served with the US Army Signal Corps early in his career and then returned to RCA to serve as Project Engineer responsible for the Design and Development of the Ranger Television Cameras.

The Ranger Program was started in 1959 with the mission to televise close up pictures of the lunar surface in support of the future Apollo Project.

Those attending are encouraged to bring soup or sandwich and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-891-4190.