50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

Join Tim Knauer, manager of the MacAdam Student Observatory, for a presentation on the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On July 20th, 1969, President John Kennedy’s pledge to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960’s, was fulfilled.  At a time when the world was far less connected than today, 25% of the Earth’s population watched the event live on television.  At 10:56PM (EDT) the first human beings set foot on the surface of another world.  Following a 2½ hour Moon walk, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin prepared to leave the surface with 48 pounds of Moon rocks, and rendezvous with Michael Collins in orbit. December 14, 2022 will mark 50 years since humans have walked on another world.  

No registration is required.


Event Type(s): Adult
Les Lehman