Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Date:
7/20/2019 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Description

On this day 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped foot on the Moon – becoming one of the most important moments in human history. Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and National Moon Day. In conjunction with our temporary exhibit, To Choose Our Destiny: The Lasting Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, we have a day packed with guest speakers, special Planetarium shows and movies, including the screening of Smithsonian Channel's The Day We Walked on the Moon, hands-on lunar activities for all ages, and ongoing tours through the exhibit. Food for purchase from the Southern State of Mind food truck will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

In the evening, we will be playing the universally acclaimed documentary, Apollo 11, with never-before-seen 70 mm footage of the historic mission to the Moon. Further information about the Apollo 11 documentary showing can be found in our Movie in the Planetarium listing for a 5:00pm show or a 7:30pm show

Daytime events are free for members or are included with paid museum admission. 

 

Schedule of Events

11:00am - Live "The Sky Tonight" Show and Live "Flight Through the Universe" Show with Seth Mayo, MOAS Curator of Astronomy - MOAS Planetarium

11:00am-4:00pm - Hands-on space and lunar activities - Root Hall

12:00pm - Docent led tour of To Choose Our Destiny: The Lasting Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing exhibit - Ford Gallery

12:00pm - ISS Crew Launch Live Stream - MOAS Planetarium

1:00pm - Guest Speaker - Dr. Kevin Cannon: The Future of Science and Exploration at the Moon - MOAS Planetarium

1:00pm - Showing of Smithsonian Channel's: The Day We Walked on the Moon - Root Family Auditorium

1:30pm - Docent led tour of To Choose Our Destiny: The Lasting Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing exhibit - Ford Gallery

2:00pm - NASA Speaker: The Lunar Gateway and Artemis Program - MOAS Planetarium

2:00pm - Showing of Smithsonian Channel's: The Day We Walked on the Moon - Root Family Auditorium

3:00pm - Guest Speaker - Dr. Ravi N. Margasahayam - Success through Failure: The Paradox of the Moon Landing - MOAS Planetarium

3:00pm - Showing of Smithsonian Channel's: The Day We Walked on the Moon - Root Family Auditorium 

3:00pm - Docent led tour of To Choose Our Destiny: The Lasting Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing exhibit - Ford Gallery

4:00pm - Showing of Smithsonian Channel's: The Day We Walked on the Moon - Root Family Auditorium 

5:00pm - Movie Night in the Planetarium: Apollo 11 - MOAS Planetarium

7:30pm - Encore Movie Night in the Planetarium: Apollo 11 - MOAS Planetarium

Location:
Museum of Arts and Sciences
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
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