Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that led Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to take humanity’s first steps on the moon. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will offer fun-filled day on Saturday, July 20, to celebrate this remarkable human achievement and look forward to what’s next for human exploration in the Solar System.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come for a day of activities and planetarium shows as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Learn about this historic event during special shows in Schuele Planetarium. Planetarium specialists will share images from all of the Apollo moon landings and lead hands-on moon activities throughout the Center as we commemorate mankind’s footprint in the solar system. For all ages. Fee: $10/person.

Telescope Night, 8:30 p.m.

Join resident telescope expert and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed for an evening under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an overview of the constellations and planets, then review the current events happening in our night sky. Weather permitting, we will head outdoors for telescope viewing star party through the Center’s telescopes including an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain scope. For adults and children ages 6 and up. Fee: $8/person.

Star Party, 9 p.m.

The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Astronomy Club will host a Star Party (public telescope viewing) at sunset on July 20 after the Telescope Night planetarium presentation. This summer, the two largest planets in our solar system will be in prime position for viewing so take a look through the Center’s telescopes to see the clouds on the surface of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. For all ages.  

For more information about Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebrations or to register for a program, visit www.lensc.org or call 440-871-2900.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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