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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Included with Admission

 

During the 1960s and ’70s, NASA sent nine missions to the moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface. This is the only time humans have visited another world. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with hands-on moon demos, a new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more! 

 

Schedule

Hands-On Moon Activities

10am-5pm

Learn all about the moon through hands-on activities and demos with out Galaxy Explorers!

 

NASA Ames Research Center

10am-5pm

Meet our friends at NASA Ames at their table throughout the event.

 

Luminous Moon Exhibit

10am-5pm

Astronomy Hall

This is the moon as you’ve never seen it! An exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA astronauts, satellites and from Oakland’s own Chabot telescopes. In addition to stunning images of our Moon, there will be hands on activities related to our closest neighbor for visitors to explore. The world is looking at the Moon through a new lens.

 

Lunaverse

10:30am

Planetarium

“Lunaverse” explores the nature of Earth’s moon: its motion and phases, lunar and solar eclipses, tides, and the Moon’s origin. The story unfolds as a conversation between a curious young child and the Moon—Luna—over the course of a night, from moonrise to moonset.

 

Chasing the Moon Documentary Viewing

11:30am

Megadome Theater

In 1969, humanity paused and looked skyward to witness the impossible. Fifty years later, pause once again. CHASING THE MOON premieres across three nights, beginning July 8 on PBS.

Join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation. “Chasing the Moon” recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama, utilizing a feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/chasing-moon-teaser/

Astronaut

12pm

Planetarium

 

Return to the Moon

Start times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm

Challenger Learning Center

The year is 2024 and you will be the first humans to return to the moon in 52 years! Your mission is to deploy a robotic probe, and then land on the lunar surface. Do you have the right stuff? Let’s find out!

Each mission is 45 minutes long. 18 people per mission. 10 years old and up (youth under 18 must be with an adult). Sign up at the Challenger Learning Center.

 

Lunar Landing Countdown

1:00 pm – 1:18pm

The Apollo 11 lunar lander touched down on the moon’s surface at 1:18pm PST! Join us for a countdown to mark 50 years!

Our countdown will feature speeches from Executive Director Adam Tobin and special guest Aneesh Raman, senior advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom.

 

Lunar Talk by Gerald McKeegan

1:30pm

Megadome

Join us for a talk by Astronomer Gerald McKeegan all about lunar geography and geology, and the contributions to lunar science that came (and are still come) out of the Apollo Missions.

 

Tale of Many Moons

2pm

Planetarium

Let us fly you to the Moon – and maybe two or three others. The moons of the Solar System are richly diverse: as fantastic and far-flung as the planets they circle. We’ll take you on a journey to some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and awe-inspiring natural satellites that our robotic spacecraft have yet revealed.

 

Apollo 11 (2019) Film Showing

3pm

Megadome

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon. Rated G.

 

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO MOON LANDING WITH A MONTH OF MOON-THEMED EVENTS THIS JULY.

The Apollo 11 Moon landing was one giant leap for mankind that brought us further than ever before. Now, we’re bringing you closer to the Moon through themed activities all throughout the month of July.With a new exhibit,  Full Moon Adult Hike and Sip, Lunar First Friday and multiple celebrations around 50th Anniversary on July 20, there is something for everyone this Moon Month!

 

See More Moon Month Events At Chabot

 

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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