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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary:
Celebrating Our First Lunar Steps

Celebrate one of the greatest accomplishments in space exploration with a day chock full of stellar science activities!

Learn about the technology used to send a person to the moon.

Watch astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their first lunar steps.

Explore the universe with guest scientists, indulge in space-age treats, and take part in space-inspired hands-on science activities.

Schedule of Events

Special Guest Presentations

11am History of the Apollo Space Program (Community Room)
The Apollo 11 Moon landing was the culmination of a decade of NASA Space programs. Learn about the many steps it took to get the first human to the Moon.
1pm A Day in the Life of an Astronomer (Community Room)
What happens during the course of an astronomer’s day? Meet guest astronomers from Dartmouth College and find out. Ask about their day-to-day work with outer space!
3pm Meet an Astronaut (Community Room)
Hear first-hand from local astronaut Jay Buckey about what it’s like to live in space and look down on planet Earth.

Hands-on Activities Throughout the Day

10:30am—12pm Moon Maps (Hughes Pavilion)
Explore the surface of the Moon using maps, globes, and apps and discover where astronauts have landed.
10:30am—12pm Phases of the Moon (Science Discovery Lab)
Make your own model of the Earth, Moon and Sun to explore the phases of the Moon.
11am—3:30pm Stomp Rockets (Hughes Pavilion)
Build and launch miniature paper models of the Saturn V rocket that took the first astronauts to the Moon.
11am—3:30pm Moon Crafts (Science Park Patio)
Create your own Moon print, highlighting the geography of the Moon.
1:30pm-4pm Meteorites (Science Discovery Lab)
Hold pieces of outer space in the palm of your hand—including a rare lunar meteorite!
1:30pm—4pm What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky (2nd Floor)
Get ready for some Moon gazing as we follow the path of the Moon across tonight’s sky.

Upcoming Dates & Times

  •  July 20, 2019 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm