Discover the Moon Day

July 19, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC

Join us for a day of educational and fun family activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. At Discover the Moon Day:

  • Interact one-on-one with Museum scientists to learn about lunar exploration, research, and missions
  • See high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • View the Moon in 3-D
  • And more!

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon 50 years ago this July, they walked only a short distance from the Lunar Module Eagle to deploy experiments and collect rock samples. If we measure out their traverse, it would fit inside the Air and Space Museum!  On Discover the Moon Day, you can start at the Lunar Module on display and “retrace” the Apollo 11 astronauts' steps, visiting stations along a route approximately equivalent to the distances the astronauts walked. At these stations staffed by scientists and historians, explore photos and maps and learn about the area the astronauts traversed on the Moon.

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