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Events for 3rd May 2019 - 15th October 2019

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

3rd May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1st September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
World Museum, World Museum
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom

Experience an Earth’s-eye-view of the universe with spectacular space photography from around the world. Featuring 100 awe-inspiring images from The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s hugely popular ‘Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018’ competition, this exhibition celebrates the very best in astrophotography and will be displayed at World Museum to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on 20 July 1969.

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Museum of the Moon

17th May 2019 - 1st January 2020
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Visit the free installation at the Museum until 1 January 2020. Since 2016 the Moon has been circling the globe, lighting up spaces from Bilbao to Beijing including abbeys and swimming pools. This six-metre model features meticulously detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, ambient moonlight and an evolving soundscape. It's at the Museum in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, accompanied…

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Museum of the Moon

18th May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9th June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Ely Cathedral Science Festival, Chapter House,, The College,
Ely, London CB7 4DL United Kingdom

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As…

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One Giant Leap: Talk, Tour and Picnic

22nd May 2019 - 25th September 2019
Jodrell Bank, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Macclesfield, Cheshire Sk11 9DL United Kingdom
£18.50 – £20

One Giant Leap: Jodrell Bank and the Race to the Moon July 2019 will mark 50 years since humans first set foot on another celestial body. In this, the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing, we’re sharing the incredible story of Jodrell Bank’s role in the race to the Moon. Jodrell Bank has been at the heart of ground-breaking and world-leading science for over 70 years. In our fascinating new talk, One Giant Leap, you’ll discover newly released audio-visual material…

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Apollo 10 – Almost There

25th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15 – £20

The Dress Rehearsal Join us for our Apollo packed school holiday period as we discover just how Charlie Brown and Snoopy nearly landed on the Moon. This dress rehearsal for a Moon landing brought the Apollo lunar module to 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) from the lunar surface, at the point where powered descent would begin on the actual landing. Its success enabled the first landing to be attempted on the Apollo 11 mission two months later.

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Marvellous Moons Exhibition

25th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 20th March 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ United Kingdom

Discover more about the moons of the Solar System in this free exhibition. From our familiar Moon to the lava world of Io, or toxic lakes on Titan, this photo-led exhibition showcases the fantastic variety of moons in our Solar System. Moons are natural satellites that orbit planets, dwarf planets or asteroids. While Earth only has one moon, the Moon, nearly 200 moons have been discovered so far in our solar system alone. They come in many different shapes and…

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Space Explorers

29th May 2019 - 1st June 2019
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow, G51 1EA United Kingdom

The perfect show for younger visitors to our new digital planetarium. Explore the night sky and take a trip to the Moon before flying through the solar system to see a planet up close. Thursday 30th May at 15:20 Friday 31st May at15:20 Saturday 1st June at 11:20, 14:00, 15:20

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Moon Landing Memories

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
UK Space Agency, Polaris House, N Star Ave
Swindon, SN2 1SZ United Kingdom

How do you remember the Moon landings? Get involved in our crowd-sourced history campaign to mark 50 years since the first Moon landings. This summer marks 50 years since the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing – one of the defining moments of the 20th century. To mark this historic anniversary, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the UK Space Agency want to hear your memories of the Moon landings or how this iconic event has inspired you. Do you…

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Launch of publication ‘Pale Fire – New Writing on the Moon’ (The Frogmore Press)

9th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fitzroy House, 10 High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AD United Kingdom

The Frogmore Press is delighted to announce that Pale Fire, an anthology of new lunar poetry by more than sixty writers, edited by Alexandra Loske and illustrated by Fergus Hare, has just been published. 96 pages, ISBN 9780957068889 Join us at the launch at Fitzroy House, a beautiful historic building in Lewes, against a backdrop of Moon-themed art. There will be readings from several contributors and a chance to meet the editor Alexandra Loske and artist Fergus Hare. An exhibition…

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To the Moon & Back Again

18th June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dynamic Earth, Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AS United Kingdom

It's our nearest celestial neighbour, but only 24 humans have ever made the epic voyage to the Moon and back. With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings fast approaching, journey to the Moon and back with the help of three astronomy nerds from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. A very general guide on the 'what', the 'where' and the 'how' of visiting our nearest neighbour. Some Lego may be involved too... Then sit back, relax with a free drink and…

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Meet the Moon

19th June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bellfield, 16a Bellfield Street, Portobello
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH15 2BP United Kingdom

The Earth's celestial companion is a familiar sight in the night sky. But go there, and you'd find a very unfamiliar world: a world of extreme hot and cold, light and dark, a world where footprints last millennia, and where the light plays tricks on your senses. Even the journey to the Moon packs a surprise or two. In this new talk, science communicator and Apollo enthusiast Dr Ben Craven uses custom demonstrations to help you get to know the…

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The Mapping of the Moon: 1669-1969

21st June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 21st August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Map House, 54 Beauchamp Place
London, Knightsbridge SW31NY United Kingdom

Coinciding with the 50 year anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing this July, the exhibition explores 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond. Highlights from the exhibition include signed memorabilia by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell, alongside space race ephemera from international corporations marking the lunar landing. Also on display will be an exciting range of maps, globes,…

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Wally Funk’s Race for Space

23rd June 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£12 – £15

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts’, including John Glenn’s, the first American in orbit. But just one week before the final phase of training, the programme was abruptly cancelled. A combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women…

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Museum of the Moon

28th June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 30th June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Central Gardens near War Memorial, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Central Gardens
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6ED United Kingdom

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As…

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Destination Space: Apollo – Free Live Science Show & Activities

29th June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom

Celebrate the momentous achievement of NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission with a FREE Destination Space live science show and themed activities, every weekend between 29 June and 21 July at Winchester Science Centre. In a brilliant interactive live science show, discover why and how humans travelled to the moon, and the immense challenges that were overcome to complete this incredible mission. Show times are: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:30. Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the…

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Moon50 Festival

1st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 31st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Glasgow Science Centre, 50, Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Glasgow City G511EA United Kingdom

Join us this 13th to 21st July for a spectacular and memorable celebration of the Moon landings, and how they changed our lives. This week long festival of events offers the opportunity for families and communities to come together and share memories of the historic Moon landing, experience life in 1969 and talk about aspirations for the future. The week of festivities will conclude with a family party for everyone to enjoy where you will be an immersed in the…

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One Giant Leap – Planetarium Show

1st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 31st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

For most of human history, we've viewed our Moon with a sense of wonder. Take one giant leap back in time and visit some of the Apollo landing sites, before we take you on a journey into the depths of our solar system and beyond in our incredible fulldome digital Planetarium. Best for ages 8 and over. Shows daily throughout July 2019, please check our website for show times and tickets.

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One Small Step – Planetarium Show

1st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 31st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

With one small step into the fulldome digital Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre you can take a trip to the Moon, land in the Sea of Tranquillity, then explore just a few of the 194 moons in our solar system. Best for ages 7 and under. Shows daily throughout July 2019, please check our website for show times and tickets.

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Space Steps: The Moon and Beyond

5th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 29th September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Bath Road
Bristol, Bristol BS4 3AR United Kingdom

The Royal Photographic Society is pleased to announce Space Steps: The Moon and Beyond, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing - one of humankind's most extraordinary adventures. On 20 July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin (‘Buzz’) Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the surface of the Moon. Space Steps commemorates this incredible milestone and the role photography played. The exhibition explores the journey of Apollo 11, illustrated by some of…

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Museum of the Moon

7th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 14th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Harrogate International Festivals, St Wilfrid’s Church, Duchy Rd
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2EY United Kingdom

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As…

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Harrogate International Festivals: Museum of the Moon

7th July 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 14th July 2019 @ 9:00 pm
St Wilfrid’s Church, St Wilfrid's Church, Duchy Rd
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2EY United Kingdom

Imagine having the moon close enough to be able to nip over to its dark side and see what’s happening in its nooks. Luke Jerram’s touring artwork Museum of the Moon allows you to do just that – well almost! To mark the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, Harrogate International Festivals will host an out of this world art installation at St Wilfrid’s Church. In situ for just over a week from the 7th – 14th…

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Free Lecture at Stonehenge – Moon: Art, Science, Culture by Dr Robert Massey and Dr Alexandra Loske

10th July 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stonehenge Visitor Centre, The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue
Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE United Kingdom

Humans have been fascinated with our nearest heavenly body, the Earth’s Moon, since prehistoric times. In 2019 it will be 50 years since we set foot on the Moon during the Apollo space missions. Join astronomer Dr Robert Massey and art historian Dr Alexandra Loske at Stonehenge Visitor Centre for an illustrated talk about how our obsession with the Moon has manifested itself in the sciences and visual arts, from earliest ritualistic drawings and objects, Romantic symbolism and silent movies,…

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Space is Ace: Lates at Eureka!

11th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE United Kingdom

Make one giant leap over to Eureka! on Thursday 11th July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon! Strictly adults-only. Join us for classic American TV food and alcohol, as you take one small step (or several medium-sized paces, if that’s how you roll) around our galleries, without the distraction of kids hogging the exhibits. For just £10 you can get all this intergalactic madness: - Hold a piece of the ACTUAL FLIPPING moon.…

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Dark Side of the Moon

12th July 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15

An Immersive Journey Fifty years ago, the world watched in awe as the first humans landed on the surface of the Moon. On the eve of our week-long celebration of this stunning achievement, we are creating a truly unique experience, the National Space Centre team are working with Darkside The Pink Floyd Show to host a live performance in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. Pink Floyd played a major part in the heady days of the 60’s and 70’s, creating…

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Apollo @ 50

12th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9th August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Uxbridge Central Library, 13-14 High Street
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HD United Kingdom

A free exhibition of 23 posters produced by the West of London Astronomical Society covering the events that led up to the Space Race and the Apollo Moon missions, the missions themselves and the aftermath.

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Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing

12th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 13th July 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Monkton Nature Reserve, Canterbury Road
Monkton, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4LH United Kingdom

The Monkton Stargazers will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing on the Friday and Saturday 12 and 13 July from 6pm to 9pm each day. Why then, and not on the 20th? The Moon is at a good phase and is visible from 6pm whereas on the 20th it rises at midnight. We have many activities planned. Apart from a talk and viewing through the telescope, we can measure the distance to the Moon and its…

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Summer in Southside

13th July 2019 @ 9:00 am
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TB United Kingdom

This year, our FREE family festival goes intergalactic and explores the spectacle and wonders of outer space. Celebrating 50 years since the first moon landings, the streets of Southside around the theatre will be transformed into a lunar landscape for a whole weekend packed with performances, installations and extra-terrestrial antics from a list of ‘out of this world’ acts. We’re also turning Bullring Grand Central into a launchpad for the weekend. Summer in the City brings elements from Summer in…

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A Giant Leap: 1969 – 2019

13th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madley Environmental Study Centre, Stoney Street
Madley, England HR2 9NH United Kingdom

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing... A Giant Leap: 1969 - 2019 Astronomy & Space Science Conference & Activity Day at Madley Environmental Study Centre (Near Hereford) HR2 9NH on Saturday 13th July, 11.00am - 4.30pm Speakers - exhibitions - demonstrations - family activities - Moon rocks - Apollo space suit and more! FREE ENTRY, EVERYONE WELCOME! To book, please follow the link: https://bit.ly/2IeEa7Z Enquiries: christianne@project-link.co.uk

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Destination Space: Mission Moon

13th July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 26th July 2019 @ 2:30 pm
W5 Science & Discovery Centre – Belfast, 2 Queeny Quay
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9QQ United Kingdom

It has been 50 years since humans first set foot on the moon surface. During our Destination Space: Mission Moon show we will find the ‘space’ to explore how the Apollo crew got to the lunar surface, what they discovered when they arrived and some intriguing facts about how this amazing space companion is so closely linked to our precious planet Earth. Shows are for 30 minutes and start at 2pm and 4pm - please check with the ticket desk…

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Moon50: Planetarium Late

13th July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

Celebrating that one small step, this special edition of our Planetarium Lates will take you back to 1969. Spend your Saturday night under the stars, follow in the footsteps of Neil, Buzz, and Mike, before voyaging into the cosmos to explore the next giant leap.

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Radio Science Orchestra : Music out of the Moon (Preview)

16th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Winchester Room, The Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Rd, Twickenham
London, United Kingdom TW1 1LF United Kingdom

The Radio Science Orchestra’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Music out of the Moon uses live performance of original and adapted music, projected video, 3D sound and narration to chart the remarkable story of humanity’s journey to the Moon and its unexpected links to the birth of electronic music. Drawing on declassified archival footage, newspaper reports, 50's popular culture, and debut performances of period music, Music out of the Moon is a sonic time…

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St Michael’s Primary School Marvellous Moon Day!

16th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Michael’s CE Primary School, Marston Road, Marston
Oxford, OXON OX3 0EJ United Kingdom

We're spending a day celebrating 50 years since the Moon Landings with activities and a visit by children's author and illustrator Duncan Beedie, reading from his new book 'Molly's Moon Mission'. The children have entered a competition based on this and have made rockets, moons, astronauts and have painted pictures and written poems, comics and stories, as well as fact files. This is a school-based activity and not open to the public.

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50th Anniversary Moon Landing

16th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landing! Take part in drop-in activities, expert talks, and our show Exploring Our Solar System! This event is running as part of our summer theme, "Mars Odyssey". Don't forget to try your hand at manoeuvring our Martian rovers on a Mars landscape and learn a bit more about Mars.

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Dundee Science Centre’s Moon Landing Celebrations

16th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket
Dundee, Tayside DD1 4QB United Kingdom

Saturday 20th July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing missio and here at Dundee Science Centre we will be celebrating that unbelievable accomplishment by offering a variety of space-themed activities. If you fancy learning about what makes up our solar system, how rockets launch and much more, then come along to Dundee Science Centre on Tuesday 16th July! Activities will run 10am-5pm. Normal admission applies. We hope to see you there! Image Credit: NASA

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Apollo 11 installation launch and talk

16th July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St Thomas Library, 35 Church Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 9AZ United Kingdom

You are invited to the launch of a new piece of sound art from minimalist composer and programmer Simon Belshaw. The Apollo 11 installation will be unveiled at St Thomas Library on Tues 16th July -the day Apollo 11 launch 50 years ago - Simon will talk about his work and will leave the piece at St Thomas library for a week. St Thomas is located at 35 Church Road Exeter - EX2 9AZ 01392 407061

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Royal Observatory Lunar Eclipse Livestream

16th July 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ United Kingdom

This free online-only event will be livestreaming a spectacular view of the rising Moon as it is being partly eclipsed by Earth's shadow. On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers will be looking out from the top of the most historic building on the site, capturing live images of the partial lunar eclipse in progress. They'll be able to answer all your Moon questions live... from why the Moon goes a deep red…

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Apollo 11 installation (Music Machine 8)

17th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 31st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
St Thomas Library, 35 Church Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 9AZ United Kingdom

An installation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. A playful, fun audio piece in a museum like display, push the buttons and hear Neil Armstrong speak! (But maybe not quite as you expected). Free event, available at library opening times. For a taster experience please visit: http://bit.ly/apollomm8

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Moon50: Moon to Mars – the Next Giant Leap

17th July 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

50 years ago, NASA dared to land humans on the Moon. Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Jason-Flor Sisante in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre as we discuss the challenges facing the next giant leap: sending humans to Mars!

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Museum of the Moon

18th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Bluedot, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bomish Lane
Cheshire, Cheshire SK11 9DW United Kingdom

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As…

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Bluedot Festival

18th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Jodrell Bank Observatory, The University of Manchester
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL United Kingdom

bluedot festival celebrates fifty years since the Moon Landings this July with a four-day spectacular combining music, science, cosmic culture and more beneath the Lovell Telescope. We have revealed our first wave of headliners – featuring Lovell Stage performances from Kraftwerk 3-D, New Order and Hot Chip, ground-breaking sets from the Grammy-nominated likes of Jon Hopkins and Tokimonsta, science and culture talks from Liz Bonnin, Helen Pankhurst, Jim Al-Khalili and Tom Shakespeare, and much more, including the full moon landings…

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Bluedot Festival

18th July 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DW United Kingdom

The bluedot festival 2019 is celebrating fifty years since the Moon Landing with a four-day spectacular combining music, science, cosmic culture and more beneath the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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Egglescliffe School Space Sessions

18th July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Egglescliffe School, Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe
Stockton, Teesside TS160LA United Kingdom

The Eagle has landed… Egglescliffe School & 6th Form College is proud to play a part in hosting celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landings. On the 16th of July, 1969, Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida. The mission was set to make history and accomplishing the goal set by President John F Kennedy in 1961. On 20th July, Armstrong and Aldrin touched down on the…

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Moon Festival

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 26th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Woolwich, Woolwich
London,

Moon Festival is a week long exploration of the Moon’s significance in culture taking place all around the borough of Greenwich (London) between July 19 – 26 2019. The festival showcases an eclectic programme including a series on women and the moon headlined by The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood; a lecture by The Sky at Night presenter and self-confessed lunatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a transcendental club night beneath the hull of the Cutty Sark, late night Yoga + DJs…

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Royal International Air Tatttoo

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RAF Fairford, Whelford Road, Fairford
Near Swindon, Gloucestershire GL7 4EG United Kingdom

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo returns this July to RAF Fairford with one of the most diverse flying displays in the world. The public theme for the 2019 Air Tattoo is Air and Space: Inspiring the Next Generation Air Force. As part of this theme we are curating a number of exhibitions around our TechnoZone® to celebrate the UK space industry - all held over 50th…

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The Moon

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5th January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, London, National Maritime Museum, Park Row,
London, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom

To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum stages The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. Featuring over 180 objects - including real lunar samples and objects that have travelled to the Moon and back - the exhibition presents a cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations. Visitors will explore how humans have used, understood…

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Re(En)Visioning Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing and Beyond

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bayes Centre, Room G.03, 47 Potterrow
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9BT United Kingdom

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Since, our fascination with sending people into space has not stopped and we are now contemplating sending people to Mars. But as we are doing so, looking back at the political, technological and social achievements and mistakes made during this enterprise can help us make our future explorations to Mars an even bigger success for all humanity. The talks contained in this seminar will examine the representations of the Moon…

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Hello Universe

19th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 22nd January 2020 @ 6:00 pm
science and media museum, Science and Media Museum
Bradford, BD1 1NQ United Kingdom

This summer, join us for a mesmerising journey through the incredible sights and sounds of space. Look up and fuel your curiosity. Imagine remote galaxies and wonder who—or what—is out there. Hello Universe will take you on a voyage, from the earliest paintings of planets to today’s super-high definition photographs of deepest space. Get up close to a meteorite, come face-to-face with a Mars lander, then build your own probe, rover or rocket from Lego. Discover what space actually sounds…

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Destination Moon!

19th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 22nd July 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Dynamic Earth, Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AS United Kingdom

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings at Dynamic Earth and experience humanity's first voyage to another world through fun, family activities and demos. Watch explosive rocket launches, zoom across the lunar surface on a VR moon buggy and even create your own astronaut mission patch badge to take home. To top off your day grab some popcorn and head down to our ShowDome cinema to experience the moon landings in spectacular 360⁰ with our new movie CAPCOM…

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The Moon

19th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5th January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula
London, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing at a major new exhibition in London. Opening on 19 July 2019, The Moon is the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s celestial neighbour. Charting the cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon, the exhibition features over 180 objects, including artefacts from NASA's Apollo 11 mission. Reconnect with the wonders of the Moon through artefacts, artworks and interactive moments, and discover how it has captivated and inspired…

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First Man Festival

19th July 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 21st July 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Girsby and Over Dinsdale Village Hall, Girsby
Darlington, Durham DL2 1PL United Kingdom

Join the team from Go Stargazing for this family friendly weekend festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing... The event comprises two nights camping with enthusiastic amateur astronomers hosting family orientated activities including: - indoor planetarium shows - virtual reality rocket launch experience - astronomy talks and presentations - introduction to telescopes and telescope clinic - see the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and deep sky objects through large telescopes - view the Sun using special solar telescopes…

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Moonbury Rings

19th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 21st July 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Maumbury Rings, 17 Maumbury Rd
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1QN United Kingdom

Fifty years ago – man went to the moon. Dorchester will be celebrating this landmark in human history with a huge free outdoor event for the community. Over the weekend of July 19th to 21st July, Maumbury Rings will become Moonbury Rings with a three day festival for all ages featuring some great entertainment and lots of opportunities to join in. All overlooked by Luke Jerram's spectacular Museum of The Moon – a 7 metre diameter moon sculpture that will…

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Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

20th July 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15 – £40

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting Space Lates, with an additional optional sleepover package. How would you like to spend the night in the galleries, have exclusive access to the Centre after hours and take part in special lunar mission workshops? With lots of activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep, we hope you will join us for this special evening…

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Footprints on the Moon fun day

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
World Museum, World Museum
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom

Join university experts for a day of interactive games and demonstrations celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in 1969.

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Radio Science Orchestra : Music out of the Moon

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bluedot Festival, Orbit Stage, Jodrell Bank Observatory
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL United Kingdom

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing and the centenary of the invention of the theremin, the Radio Science Orchestra presents "Music out of the Moon": an audio-visual spectacular charting the remarkable story of humanity’s journey to the Moon. Together with new music for the twenty-first century, the ensemble will resurrect and repurpose rare works for theremin and orchestra from Capitol Records' eponymous 1947 album, famously broadcast from translunar space by Neil Armstrong in 1969. The…

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IN THE STEPS OF APOLLO: from the first Moon landing to the Universe beyond…

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road
Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB United Kingdom

Sound World and the planetarium team at We The Curious (WTC), Bristol have created a captivating new show, marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight to the moon and exploring the future of space travel. The show will feature five wonderful, specially commissioned string quartets (by leading composers Litha Efthymiou, Sadie Harrison, Julian Leeks, Michael Ellison and Emmy award winner Richard Blackford) which will be heard alongside five astronomical journeys taking the audience from the observations of ancient…

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Mini Professors Bristol East- Moon Landing Special

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Way, Emersons Green
Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS16 7AP United Kingdom

Mini Professors is bringing you a very special ALL NEW lesson plan in partnership with the UK Space Agency to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We will be running 3 special sessions on Saturday 20th July at Emersons Green Village Hall. 🚀10am for 2-3 year olds 🚀11am for 3-4 year olds (pre-schoolers) 🚀12pm for 4-5 year olds (reception year) Only £7 to be part of this fantastic event!

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Inter-generational panel – moon memories!

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
W5 Science & Discovery Center – Belfast, 2 Queens Quay
Belfast, Northern ireland BT3 9QQ United Kingdom

On 20 July 1969, more than half a billion people gazed at their television screen to watch Apollo 11 land on the moon. Join us for our ‘Inter-generational Panel’ event, as Science Communicator, Emer Maguire speaks to a range of different panel members who remember this monumental and historic moment taking place. Our panel members all have a great passion for astronomy and include both experts in the field and non-experts. This event will include a Q&A session were visitors…

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Moon Landing Anniversary Weekend

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Observatory Science Centre, The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road
Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN United Kingdom

Weekend of activities including rocket launching, creating craters, making Moon landers out of recycled materials and Destination Space drop-in activities. There will be a talk by National Space Academy lead educator Robin Mobbs on the evening of the 20th July with viewing through the historic telescopes.

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Moon Landing Anniversary Weekend

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Observatory Science Centre, The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road
Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN United Kingdom

Open Evening with a talk about Apollo 11 by National Space Academy lead educator Robin Mobbs followed by viewing the night sky through The Centre's historic telescopes.

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We Look to the Moon

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blackwell Hall, The Weston Library, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BG United Kingdom

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the Bodleian Libraries. Find out how and why humans study the moon, and what the moon might tell us about humanity. Listen to lunar themed music, enjoy object handling stalls, visit our resident story-teller, try your hand at printing and craft activities, and engage with academics.

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Apollo 11 weekend at Eureka!

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Discovery Road
HALIFAX, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE United Kingdom

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings with a weekend packed with space activities. Take one small step to Eureka! this half term to celebrate 50 years since the Moon Landing… To coincide with the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission we’ll be running our Moon Mission space show and inviting budding space explorers to take part in astronaut training. Looking for space adventures? Join us for our Moon Mission show, exploring how people first landed on…

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50th anniversary family Moon Day

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Cathays Park
Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 3NP United Kingdom

On 20 July 1969 the first person walked on the moon, and the sample of moon rock within the Museum’s collection was brought back to Earth. We’ll have moon samples that we are borrowing from NASA and you can put your face through the Buzz Aldrin cut out to have your photo taken actually holding a piece of the moon! Cardiff Astronomical Society will have a stand full of moon landing memorabilia and Usk Astronomical Society will bring their inflatable…

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Anniversary of the first moon landing 1969 – 2019

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leeds City museum, Millennium Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH United Kingdom

We'll be celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing, with children's crafts with mask making, puzzles, colouring in and we have the leeds Astronomical society bringing their model of the module that landed on the moon, telescope to see the moon during the day, puzzle and space footage.

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Family Show – Moon Landing 50th. Anniversary

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wynyard Planetarium, Wynyard Woodland Park
Stockton on Tees, Durham TS21 3JG United Kingdom

Special Family show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Rocket making for the kids afterwards (£1 charge to cover materials) £3 per seat - Please book via our ticket provider using the Book Now link. (Tickets available from Thurs 11th July) Doors Open 13:00 Show Starts 13:30 (No admitance once show starts) All Under 16s must be accompanied by an Adult

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Luna: a play about the Moon

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, 25 West St, Old Market
Bristol, Somerset BS2 0DF United Kingdom

For as long as we have turned our eyes to the sky we have been entranced by the moon. It controls our tides, stabilises our orbit, marks our time. And on July 20th 1969 two humans finally landed on its surface. Luna is a joyous adventure through humanity’s ongoing fascination with this mysterious lump of dead grey rock, from our earliest attempts to explain its ever-changing presence, to the extraordinary achievements that culminated in Neil Armstrong’s one small step. Playing…

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Moon Landings Week

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 26th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Centre for Life, Times Square, Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP United Kingdom

20 July 2019 marks 50 years since humans first walked on the Moon. The achievement was so epic that one day is not enough to celebrate this anniversary, so we’re celebrating the Apollo 11 Moon landing for an entire week! Whether you’re old enough to remember watching the Moon landing or you have a child fascinated by space exploration (let’s be honest, who isn’t?!), there’s something for everyone for a fun family day out. Highlights include: Touch a genuine Moon…

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Destination Space Family show and activities.

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woolsthorpe Manor, National Trust, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth
Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5PD United Kingdom

Moon 50 Family Show Join in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th celebrations with our Destination Space Moon Show! The interactive Moon 50 Show aims to answer some of the big questions: How did they get to the Moon? What did they find there? What does the Moon smell like? There will be opportunities to join in and get hands-on. Can you get to grips with the challenges the astronauts faced when working on the Moon? Show is due to…

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Small steps and giant leaps: The 50th anniversary of the moon landing

20th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair
London, London W1S 4BS United Kingdom

On 20 July 1969 humans landed on the moon for the very first time. 50 years later, our focus is now on Mars and beyond. What have we learned from over 50 years of space exploration? What do we still need to overcome? Join us for a space themed day full of talks, demos and activities to explore these questions and more. Doors will be open from 12.00pm until 6.00pm so you can either stay for the whole day or…

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Mission Moon – Science Theatre Show

20th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1st September 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Techniquest Science Theatre, Techniquest, Stuart Street
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BW United Kingdom

See how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made it there and back in our exciting live science theatre show. We’ll look at rocket power and the dangerous ride to the Moon, we’ll explore the invisible dangers of space and even follow the Apollo missions’ explorations of the lunar surface. Sit tight and delve into the science and history of one of humanity’s greatest adventures!

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The Moon – Planetarium Show

20th July 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1st September 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Techniquest Planetarium, Techniquest, Stuart Street
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BW United Kingdom

Step foot into our planetarium and experience all things Moon. Together we’ll explore its myths and legends and find out why it’s so important to all of us on Earth. We’ll also look at our missions to the Moon, focusing on the amazing journey into the unknown as well as what mankind has planned for the future. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the Moon! Suitable for ages 7+.

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Mini Professors Moon Landing Special

20th July 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 pm
Englefield Primary School, The Street, Englefield
Reading, Berkshire RG7 5ER United Kingdom

A class for 2-6 year olds and their grown ups. Join us for a special class to commemorate the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary. Find out what it was like to be the first people to land on the moon. What did they eat? How long did it take them to get there? With hands on experiments we will discover how craters are made on the moon and about lunar phases. Try some space food! You will be able to take…

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One Small Step, One Giant Celebration!

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road
Widnes, WA8 0DF United Kingdom

On July 20th 1969 the Apollo 11 space mission landed the first human beings on the moon. It is one of the most talked-about moments in history and considered as one of the greatest achievements of mankind. Join us at Catalyst to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Come and meet trainee astronaut Dr Jackie Bell, star of the BBC Programme Astronauts : Do you have what it takes? Additional activities will include : ~ Real moon rocks…

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Apollo 50

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 21st July 2019 @ 5:00 am
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station
Helston, Cornwall TR12 6LQ United Kingdom

One of Cornwall’s most iconic locations Goonhilly Earth Station staging an event this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing has released further details about the programme of events. Apollo 50 is a one-off special event on Saturday 20th July that will celebrate this monumental anniversary of history with an educational and entertaining day of music, science, art, and culture. The Goonhilly satellite communications site based on Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula played a pivotal role in broadcasting the…

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Moon Landing Week

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 26th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP United Kingdom

Celebrating 50 years since humans first walked on the Moon. ​​​​​​​20 July 2019 marks 50 years since humans first walked on the Moon. The achievement was so epic that one day is not enough to celebrate this anniversary, so we’re celebrating the Apollo 11 Moon landing for an entire week at Life Science Centre! Whether you’re old enough to remember watching the Moon landing or you have a child fascinated by space exploration (let’s be honest, who isn’t?!), there’s something…

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 26th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Fly Me To The Moon

20th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Shropshire Aero Club, Harmer Hill, Sleap
near Wem, Shropshire SY4 3HE United Kingdom

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Offers some 'luna' fun for all the family. Exhibition of space history and technology, space science, competition ( children's pictures of space) memorabilia, various stalls, tombola, raffle as well as a chance to watch the aircraft and a chance to win a free flight in a light aircraft. Entry is free but ideally tickets needed in advance, available from the airfield. Food available all day.

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One Small Step – 50 Years On

20th July 2019 @ 11:00 am
Techniquest Glyndwr, Techniquest, Plas Coch
Wrexham, Wrecsam LL11 2AW United Kingdom

One Small Step is the epic event at Techniquest Glyndŵr in July 2019 celebrating man's greatest achievement, walking on the surface of the moon. Over the weekend of July 20th and 21st we've a whole host of activities and special events to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Stay in touch with Techniquest Glyndwr and on www.tqg.org.uk for events and activities being added.

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50 years Anniversary of the first moon landing 1969 – 2019

20th July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leeds City museum, Millennium Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH United Kingdom

We'll be celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing, with children's crafts with mask making, puzzles, colouring in and we have the leeds Astronomical society bringing their model of the module that landed on the moon, telescope to see the moon during the day, puzzle and space footage.

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Family Day: Postcards from the Moon

20th July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, King's Cross
London, London N1 9BU United Kingdom

What’s it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What’s the future of humans in space? You’ll find the answers to these questions (and more!) at the Institute of Physics’ new family-friendly exhibition: The Moon Adventure. Get creative and design a postcard of your very own moon adventure, with visual artist Helen Schell. Free snacks and nibbles will be available throughout the day.

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A Celebration of 50 Years since Apollo 11.

20th July 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Saxon Hall, Thorpe St
Raunds, Wellingborough., Northamptonshire NN96LT United Kingdom

A family event of 5x afternoon planetarium shows and an evening audience-participation presentation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing. Come and learn all about the lunar landings, and what it took to get the two astronauts onto the Sea of Tranquillity. In the planetarium we'll take you to the Moon's surface and witness the nail-biting landing, with less than 60 seconds of landing fuel left.

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Moon50: Muppets from Space

20th July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

Bring the whole family to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that first small step. We'll take you on a trip to the Moon, then journey into the solar system in our live, presenter led show "One Small Step". After that, you can settle into your seats and enjoy "Muppets from Space", an out-of-this-world adventure for Kermit and the gang as they try to reunite Gonzo with his long lost family.

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Mini Professors

20th July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park
Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV115TU United Kingdom

A very special Moon Landing 50th Anniversary class for all Mini Professors aged 2-5 years old! We have 40 minutes of moon fun, especially designed for little ones, including a bespoke video, two hands on activities, a story all about our topic and much, much more. Sessions running at 2pm & 3pm. Find out about this event and book at www.miniprofessors.com/nuneaton. Limited spaces, pre-booking essential.

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Meet the Expert – Professor Alan Fitzsimmons – The Future of Astrophysics

20th July 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
W5 Science & Discovery Centre – Belfast, 2 Queens Quay
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9QQ United Kingdom

Join us for ‘The Future of Astrophysics’ as Professor Alan Fitzsimmons answers all of your cosmic questions! Professor Fitzsimmons is an astronomer in the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre and his primary research focuses on comets, asteroids and minor bodies in our solar system. In this lecture, Professor Fitzsimmons will untangle the complexities of what we see when we look to the future of our incredible universe or gaze into its extraordinary past. Both reveal unexpected wonders of science! A Q&A…

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Moon Landing Party

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birmingham ThinkTank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street
Birmingham, BS1 4HJ United Kingdom

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Apollo moon landing on the 20th July 1969, Thinktank is holding a very special party. This evening event will allow you to experience Thinktank at night and take part in some great Moon themed activities. Destination Space Moon Show Brand new 4K planetarium experience looking at the moon from every angle Moon themed activities as you explore the museum including a change to hold a an actual piece of moon rock Silent…

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Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 21st July 2019 @ 8:00 am
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting Space Lates, with an additional optional sleepover package. How would you like to spend the night in the galleries, have exclusive access to the Centre after hours and take part in special lunar mission workshops? With lots of activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep, we hope you will join us for this special evening…

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Moon50 Landing Party

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Glasgow Science Centre, 50, Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Glasgow City G511EA United Kingdom

Join us on July 20th for an unmissable one-off family party, exactly 50 years from the moment we landed on the moon. Delve into our very best space themed experiences, and be transported back in time in our retro moon memories living room. Dress up, and discover how the moon landings inspired us to think big, make peace and look after our planet. Glasgow Science Centre takes you back to 1969 with flower power and of course celebrating humankind's first…

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After Dark – Apollo Anniversary Special

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom

Celebrate the momentous achievement of the 1969 Apollo mission at this special After Dark event, which includes a virtual Moon landing at 21:17 in the newly upgraded planetarium, the exact moment the Apollo astronauts touched down. Fun Moon-themed activities will be taking place in the Invention Studio, including an opportunity to taste space food, smell the Moon and handle a little piece of the actual Moon. The evening includes new Planetarium film show CAPCOM GO! at 19:17, exactly two hours…

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Moon50 Landing Party

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G51 1EA United Kingdom

Join us on July 20th for an unmissable one-off family party, exactly 50 years from the moment we landed on the Moon. Delve into our very best space themed experiences, and be transported back in time in our retro Moon memories living room. Dress up, and discover how the Moon landings inspired us to think big, make peace and look after our planet. Glasgow Science Centre takes you back to 1969 with flower power and of course celebrating humankind's first…

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Hall for Gwinear Film Club showing; First Man (2018)

20th July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear
Nr Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL United Kingdom

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing! A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Multiple Oscar and BAFTA nominations. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke. Written by Josh Singer (screenplay), James R. Hansen (book). Directed by Damien Chazelle. Moon themed goodies will be served.

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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

20th July 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
The Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Rd
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NY United Kingdom

Tonight's open evening of the Norman Lockyer Observatory will be a special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing including a presentation, planetarium show and historic telescope tour with viewing if clear.

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Apollo For All Mankind : Barbican London

20th July 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Barbican Centre, London, Barbican Centre, Silk St
London, London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Icebreaker perform their multi-media reworking of Brian Eno’s Apollo album alongside works from eclectic ground-breaking composers. Featuring pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, film from Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind, and music by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois, Icebreaker’s piece captures the excitement and awe of the time. Widely regarded as Eno’s most significant work, the music matches the beauty and tranquillity of the…

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary: Open Day at BIS HQ

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The British Interplanetary Society,Arthur C. Clarke House HQ, Vauxhall, London, 27-29 South Lambeth Road
London, London SW8 1SZ United Kingdom

The British Interplanetary Society opens its HQ to the public for a tour that will include: - a talk describing the Apollo 11 mission in various technical details, plus a brief history of the BIS, - a turn at our Lunar Landing Simulator to experience the final phases of Apollo 11 landing, - a tour of our facilities, including our extensive world-renowned library, - a display of Apollo original photos, documents and technical schematics, - a show of original space…

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Mini Professors classes for 2-7 year olds! The Moon!

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greens Windmill and Science Centre, Windmill Lane
Sneinton, Nottinghamshire NG2 4QB United Kingdom

Mini Professors has come together with the UK Space Agency to create an extra special lesson all about The Moon! Our Mini Professor can enjoy one of our fun and interactive classes wearing their own little lab coat, and learn lots about the Moon and how we get there! We have two fun experiments, a story and bespoke video! The session lasts for 40 minutes and is held at the wonderful Greens Windmill and Science Centre. As a special one…

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‘Learn to be an Astronaut’

21st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maumbury Rings, Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue
Dorchester, Dorset DT11QZ United Kingdom

‘Learn to be an Astronaut’ is a free science fun day. The event is hosted by the Institute of Physics, Thomas Hardye School and Dorchester Town Council. Come and take part in a range of ‘tests’ involving local scientists and learn about what it takes to be an astronaut. We will provide you with an astronaut training card and you will be invited to take part in lots of fun activities to evaluate your mental and physical abilities and show…

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Moon Landing Anniversary Weekend

21st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Observatory Science Centre, The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road
Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN United Kingdom

A weekend of activities including rocket launching, creating craters, making Moon landers out of recycled materials, Destination Space Apollo Science Show and drop-in activities.

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

21st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 27th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Installation of Moon Dial in the garden of J.M.W Turner’s House in Twickenham, London

21st July 2019 @ 11:59 am - 22nd September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Turner’s House,, Sandycombe Lodge,, 40 Sandycoombe Road,
St Margarets, Twickenham, London TW1 2LR United Kingdom

Artist in residence at Turner's House, Nicky Carvell will install "Moon Dial" in the garden of the house that J.M.W Turner designed for himself in Twickenham on July 21st. It evokes the magic of a moonlit garden and was inspired by Turner’s nighttime painting, Fishermen at Sea (The first oil painting Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796 and now at Tate Britain). The focal point is an abstract moon above a tower, which he had designed in one…

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Sci-Fi Sunday: First Man

21st July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland G51 1EA United Kingdom

Sci-Fi Sunday gets the Moon treatment! The Oscar-winning adaptation of James R. Hansen's biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong brings to life the early days of the Apollo programme, the sheer ambition of the Space Race, and the human story behind one of the greatest achievements in history. Spend Sunday evening under the stars in our fulldome digital planetarium, while one of our expert astronomers whisks you off into the cosmos, before settling back to enjoy the film with a drink,…

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Happy Birthday Tranquility Base

22nd July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, Glasgow G2 7DA United Kingdom

Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won't forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did we do it? What the heck does "SCE to AUX" mean?. About the Speaker: Alastair completed his astronomy…

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

22nd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 28th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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The Moon Adventure

22nd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 30th August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, King's Cross
London, London N1 9BU United Kingdom

Join us for a summer of physics fun as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first people to walk on the Moon. What’s it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What’s the future of humans in space? You’ll find the answers to these questions (and more!) at the Institute of Physics’ new family-friendly exhibition: The Moon Adventure. Get hands-on with family friendly physics experiments, be creative with arts and crafts activities and find out…

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

23rd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 29th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Apollo50 – Russian

23rd July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cheltenham Science Centre, 68 Edinburgh Pleace
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL517SE United Kingdom

This summer, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the Moon. The achievements of the Space Race was driven, in part, by the tensions between the USA and USSR during the Cold War. To mark this, come and learn some Russian and find out about Sochi - one of Cheltenham's twin towns. You can drop-in to the science centre in Coronation Square, Cheltenham at any time between 10am and 12:30pm. You can also explore…

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Astronaut Training Camp with Susie Imber

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Complete our astronaut training camp and see if you’ve got what it takes to be an astronaut. Can you assemble equipment in space, carry out scientific research or manage a space walk? Complete all the training challenges to earn your certificate. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. Book onto a Q&A session with Susie Imber, winner of BBC2’s Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? and quiz her about her astronaut training. Susie is an Associate…

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Show and Tell: Moon Rock at Market Hall Museum

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

This time 50 years ago, men had landed on the Moon for the first time and returned safely to Earth. After five more successful missions the programme stopped, and no-one has returned ever since. One of the legacies of NASA's Apollo missions was a large quantity of rock and soil from the lunar surface, which has shed light on the history of the Moon and our own planet. This talk focuses on some lunar samples that are on display in…

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By the Light of the Silvery Earth: our moon in science and science fiction

24th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

A fascinating exploration of the science of the moon and space travel in science-fiction with Associate Professor Elizabeth Stanway from Warwick University’s Astronomy and Astrophysics group. Curator Jon Radley will also give a short talk on the moon rock specimen on loan to the museum for the summer. Part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing. £7.50, book at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

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To the Moon and Beyond – free family activity

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 31st August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Visit the free exhibition on the ground floor on the first moon landing and see a piece of the moon. Come upstairs and add to our own solar system art work in the First Museum Gallery, lie back and watch the new planets and satellites orbit the sun inside our black hole tent. Space themed dressing up, toys and books also available to explore.

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

24th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 30th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Moon Landings

24th July 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 22nd August 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Waun Wen Community Centre, Rhiwgarn Road
Porth, R.C.T CF39 9PX United Kingdom

Weekly 2 hour workshops throughout the school summer holidays with Moon based activities, arts & crafts and guest speakers. 24/7/19 - 16/8/19. An all day exhibition and family fun day 22/8/19

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Show and Tell: Moon Rock at Market Hall Museum

25th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

This time 50 years ago, men had landed on the Moon for the first time and returned safely to Earth. After five more successful missions the programme stopped, and no-one has returned ever since. One of the legacies of NASA's Apollo missions was a large quantity of rock and soil from the lunar surface, which has shed light on the history of the Moon and our own planet. This talk focuses on some lunar samples that are on display in…

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

25th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 31st July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Back to the Moon #Moon50

26th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1st August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Science Ceng, 107 George Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB25 1HU United Kingdom

'The Eagle has landed' Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight the amazing achievements of the Apollo missions, learn more about our celestial neighbour and look ahead at the future of space exploration. This event runs on the following days and times:…

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Moon Season Film Screening: First Man

27th July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Maritime Museum Lecture Theatre, Romney Road
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom

Ryan Gosling portrays legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong in this high-intensity dramatic telling of his epic mission to the Moon where he took his famous giant leap for mankind on 20 July 1969. Before the screening, enjoy a special guest introduction by TV presenter Dallas Campbell, featuring a replica of Armstrong's suit created by an artist who worked on the film, Ryan Nagata. Part of 'Moon Season' at Royal Museums Greenwich in conjuction with The Moon exhibition (opening July 19th).

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Build a Moon Village

31st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, King's Cross
London, London N1 9BU United Kingdom

Join us for a creative weekday workshop as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first people to walk on the Moon. What’s it like to be an astronaut? Where did the Moon come from? What’s the future of humans in space? You’ll find the answers to these questions (and more!) at the Institute of Physics’ new family-friendly exhibition: The Moon Adventure. Bring your imaginations and help us build a moon village! Build structures and vehicles that you think humans…

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Mad Science – Surviving on an Alien Planet

31st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Workshops at 10.15am - 11.15am, 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm Join Mad Science to explore how we might survive on an alien planet and make your own alien slime to take home. Suitable for 6+ years. Workshops last 1 hour. Tickets £5 per child. Pre-booking essential at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice, ticket includes the Moon and the Stars drop in event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Moon and Stars

31st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Learn about the phases of the moon and the life of a star. Do you know where our closest star is? Make a moon mobile to take home. Drop in, £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Movies and Observing

9th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artrix Arts Centre, SLIDESLOW DRIVE
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 1GN United Kingdom

Showing of Apollo 11 movie (11am), and evening showing of Alien (7:30pm) followed by stargazing on site (10pm) with local society telescopes (in association with Redditch Astronomical Society (www.redditchastro.org.uk).

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Explorer Dome: The Wonder of Space

15th August 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2EY United Kingdom

Crawl into the darkened dome and discover the worlds that glitter in our night sky... Our Earth, our Sun, our solar system and our place in space. A fantastic introduction to one of the most inspiring topics, this is an interactive guide to our local neighbourhood and beyond with the opportunity to ask big questions, explore interests and learn how to spot the constellations in the sky tonight. Come along to one of the exciting Explorer Dome sessions taking place…

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Mad Science – Space and Satellites

21st August 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Join Mad Science to explore space and space travel. Become a space engineer and build a working robot. Please note you won’t be able to take the robots home with you. Tickets £5 per child, Pre-booking essential . at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxofficeTicket includes the Rockets and Robots drop in event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops at 10.15am - 11.15am, 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm

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Rockets and Robots

21st August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

We need rockets to reach space and robots to help us live in space and explore planets. Come make your own mini rocket to launch across the museum and space robot to take home. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Festival Of The Moon, Wakefield

23rd August 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8th September 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Wakefield Market Hall, Union Street
Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3AE United Kingdom

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s famous moon landing with The Festival Of The Moon at Wakefield’s former Market Hall, two weeks of mostly FREE music, dance, theatre, art workshops, wellbeing, kids’ activities for the school holidays and much, much more. It all starts on Fri 23 August 2019 with a free launch party and runs until Sun 8 September 2019. The festival’s centre-piece is a stunning artwork Museum of the Moon by artist Luke Jerram. Suspended high up from…

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FREE FILM – LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema screens THE DISH

25th August 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Woodland Manor Hotel, Green lane
Clapham, Bedfordshire MK41 6EP United Kingdom

LUNA FLIX invites you to a FREE celebration show marking the historic landing on the moon (after all, we are 'LUNA' FLIX). We're screening 'THE DISH', a VERY funny and highly recommended Australian comedy, starring Sam Neill, based on a little known fact of the Apollo 11 mission - see more below. Join us for this charming family movie (12A) on the grounds of Woodland Manor - (located off the A6, between Rushden & Bedford) To attend - GET TICKETS…

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Early Explorers – AstroTots

26th August 2019 @ 9:30 am - 27th August 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom

EARLY EXPLORERS: ASTROTOTS DATE: MON 26 AUG 2019 – TUES 27 AUG 2019 TIME: 9:30AM – 11:00AM, 11:15AM - 12:45PM, AND 1:00PM-2:30PM Early Explorers is a special themed event for 3-5-year-olds to encourage discovery through play, asking questions, and exploration! 3-5-year-olds will explore how we go to space and what is out there in this interactive and engaging session all about space! Admission - Children aged 3-5 years £4.75 each, adults free of charge, siblings 1-2 years £2.50 for snack…

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Arty Tots go to the Moon

28th August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Hall Museum, Market Place
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SA United Kingdom

Explore our magical moon and space with some amazing space themed crafts to take home. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. Suitable for 5 and under, older siblings welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Moon Season Film Screening: In the Shadow of the Moon

14th September 2019 @ 2:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Maritime Museum Lecture Theatre, Romney Road
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom

The incredible stories of the Apollo astronauts, from their voyages to the Moon to life afterwards. This documentary is filled with breath-taking footage from the missions and we hear directly from the brave crews that went there and returned. After experiencing the “magnificent desolation” of this screening, a Royal Observatory astronomer will take a look at the technological breakthroughs that paved the way to going to the Moon and leave you with some food for thought to the question: should…

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UK Space Conference: ‘Moon Tours’

24th September 2019 @ 8:00 am - 26th September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales, The Coldra, Catsah Road
Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ United Kingdom

As part of the UK Space Conference, year 8 students from across South Wales will take part in a variety of Moon-themed activities. These will include a mobile planetarium, a 'tour' of Luke Jerram's giant 3D Moon and a series of Moon related activities. Please note, school groups will be booked into this through the UK Space Agency and this event is NOT open to the general public. If you work, or are interested in working, in the UK Space…

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Meet Dr Andy Aldrin, President, Aldrin Family Foundation

9th October 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Egglescliffe School & Sixth Form College, Urlay Nook Road
Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire TS16 0LA United Kingdom

Having connected to the school via video call in our Space Age Sessions day in July 2019, we are excited and honoured to hold an evening where Dr. Andy Aldrin and Jim Christensen of ShareSpace Education will be visiting Egglescliffe School and speaking to an audience about their experiences of Space and their dreams and vision for the future. This is an astonishing opportunity to link up with two esteemed figures in the space industry who are coming across to…

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1969 And All That

15th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dynamic Earth, Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 8AS United Kingdom

1969 And All That; 50 years since the moon landings and 50 years of The Open University by Professor Monica Grady Professor of Planetary and Space Science at The Open University, Monica Grady is most well known for her work on meteorites. She has an asteroid named after her and has spoken before about voyages in Space and Time. This talk explores developments in the 50 yrs since man walked on the Moon and The Open University was born. Expect…

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