Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary
On the 20th 2019 NASA will be celebrating 50 years since the Eagle Lander touched down on the moon. Below we have compiled a list of venues in the UK that you can take your children to to find out more about space.
- Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon.
- Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin (19 minutes after Neil Armstrong), both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969
- The men spent 21 ½ hours on the moon collecting lunar material to bring back to Earth
- Neil Armstrong carried a piece of wood from the Wright Brothers plane with him
They left pictures of humans and voice recordings on the moon
To celebrate get the children out to visit a local space exhibition…
- The Science Museum, London - Apollo 11 First Steps
- Thinktank Planetarium, Birmingham Science Museum - Destination Space Moon Show and Destination Space the Moon
- Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield - Moon Landing 50th
- National Space Centre, Leicester - Apollo 10 the team who got us to the moon
- Glasgow Science Centre
- Star Centre, Keighley, West Yorkshire - Imax Apollo 11 First Steps
- Winchester Science Centre - Destination Space Apollo
- We The Curious, Bristol - Apollo 11 Campervan returns to Milennium Square
- Dark Sky Discovery - Dark Sky Discovery Sites
- Techniquest, Cardiff
- The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham - Moon Landing Anniversary
- Southend Planetarium, Southend on Sea
- Liverpool Planetarium, World Museum - Planetarium
- Royal Observatory - Moon Exhibition
- Island Planetarium - From Earth to the Universe
- Spaceport Wirral
- Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire - Sir Isaac Newtons home, a National Trust venue. Global Rocket Launch and Space Race Rocket Workshops
- Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Museum of the Moon
- The Spaceguard Centre, Knighton, Powys - Space Guard Centre
- New Scientist Live 10-13 oct 2019 - Line Up Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the past, present and future of the moon
- Moon Festival - Moon Festival for the parents
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