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Moon Party: Apollo Talk, Telescopes & “Luminous Moon” Exhibit | Oakland

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Friday, July 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Chabot Space & Science Center | 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA


Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary | 1969

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, with Neil Armstrong taking the historic first steps on the moon 6 hours later. The first steps on the moon took place at 7:56pm Pacific Time.

Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the astronauts on Apollo 11. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon.

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

Fifty years later, the world is remembering the historic mission, and right here in the Bay, our local museums are hosting celebratory anniversary events as well.

Join for an evening under the stars and learn all about the Moon. Get your chance to walk through the newest exhibit, Luminous Moon – an exhibition of high-resolution lunar images captured by NASA orbiters and from Chabot astronomers.

At 8:30 pm, join for a talk by Astronomer Gerald McKeegan about lunar geography and geology, and the contributions to lunar science that came (and still come) out of the Apollo Missions.

And while you are here, be sure to view the Moon through one of the historic telescopes during the free public viewing hours (weather permitting).

Snacks and hot chocolate will be available for purchase.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Lectures & Workshops, Science & Technology
Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA

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