The Griffith Observatory's celebration of the Apollo 11 mission kicks off with a
star moon party and a screening of the film Apollo 11.
On July 16, 1969, a powerful Saturn V rocket launched three men from Earth to the Moon where, for the first time in history, people walked on the surface of another world. The historic Apollo 11 mission was a giant leap in a journey of exploration that continues today. Griffith Observatory celebrates with ten days of special programs, exhibits, family activities, and photo opportunities.
The historic mission to put an astronaut on the Moon launched on July 16, 1969. Just four days later, July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin made history as the first men to step foot on the moon. The mission also successfully collected the first lunar samples brought back to earth.
Events are free and open to the public. All Space Considered Remembers Apollo 10 will also be streamed live on Griffith Observatory TV:
July 13: Golden Moon Festival Kickoff: Golden Moon Star Party (free) and Movie Screening (ticketed)
July 16: All Space Considered Remembers Apollo 11
July 17: From California to the Moon
July 18: The Once and Future Moon
July 19: Apollo 11 Screening and Rooftop Moon Party (ticketed)
July 20: To Walk on the Moon: Past, Present, and Future (A day-long program of presentations, activities, and celebrations)
July 21: Moon Rush: The New Space Race
July 22: Into the Blue
July 24: All Space Considered Remembers Apollo 11
Image Credit: NASA