Book signing “From Melon Fields to Moon Rocks” the Charles W. Gehrke biography

The August 21 solar eclipse will have many in Columbia thinking about the moon and the sun. Now a recently published book reveals how local scientist Charles W. Gehrke solved one of the biggest lunar biggest mysteries in 1969: Is there life on the moon?

Dianna Borsi O’Brien, the author of Gehrke’s life story, “From Melon Fields to Moon Rocks,” will do a book reading and signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 22 at the Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa St.