One of the greatest endeavors of science and engineering attempted during the twentieth century was the lunar landing in 1969. This incredible human achievement is marking its 50th anniversary. Join us to commemorate this amazing accomplishment. Speakers will present talks on the space race, the Apollo 11 mission, pop culture and the space race as well as the future of Canadian lunar explorations. CBC’s Starman, Don Hladiuk and Space Historian, Joel Powell will present “Apollo 11: A Celebration 50 Yes in the Making”. Both Joel & Don excitedly watched the flight of Apollo 11 on television in July 1969 (from different cities), and never lost their enthusiasm for space exploration. For the past 35 years Don has reported on space science news on CBC radio and Joel has been writing about space history while patiently waiting for humanity’s return to the moon and voyage to the planet Mars.
Celebrate one of humanity’s greatest achievements as we look back and look forward in our exploration of our celestial neighbour, the moon. Family fun activities include moon music by Karaoke by Europroductions, Calgary Rocketry Club rockets, solar observing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre, lunar science fiction Tyche Books and much more!
Who is it for?
Tickets : $10 per person
children four and under free
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 2019 Gates open at 1130am, event begins noon until 3pm
Venue: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S T0L 1W0, Alberta, Canada, Foothills No. 31, AB
Public transport not accessible