Apollo Festival

Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing!

Check out the fun Apollo 11-related activities happening throughout the Museum on Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21:

APOLLO FESTIVAL: Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing! There will be activities, demonstrations, rocket launches, pop-up talks, music, food trucks, and more. The first 50 guests each day will receive a free commemorative token.
Time: July 20 - 21, 10AM - 3PM
Admission: $5 to both Space Museum and Aviation Museum with a Golden Ticket. Download your Golden Ticket HERE. Print or show your ticket at admission for the discounted rate.

APOLLO 11 PASSPORT: Find our Apollo 11 passport at the admissions desk in the Space Museum to lead you around to fun activities and demonstrations.

WHERE WERE YOU?: Where were you when we landed on the Moon in 1969? If you weren’t born yet, where do you think you’ll be when we go back to the Moon next? Add your answer to our wall near the entrance hall.

MOON SELFIE: Take a selfie as an astronaut on a moonscape in our lifesize photo opportunity by the Lunar Lander.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE ART GALLERY: “The Greatest Adventure” is an original art series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20th, 1969, by local artist Luke McCready.

HIDDEN FIGURES: Find our Hidden Figures Series around the Museum, highlighting lesser known people involved in making the Apollo program a success.

THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON: The Day We Walked on the Moon is a Smithsonian Channel documentary that focuses on the moment humanity first set foot on the Moon, taking audiences behind-the-scenes.
Time: 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Museum Theater  
Admission: Free

PRESENTATION BY OSU HISTORY PROFESSOR ROBERT PECKYNO: As the Space Race heated up, thirteen women underwent many of the same physical and psychological tests as the NASA astronauts in an effort to prove that women also had an important role to play in space. This talk will explore the history of these extraordinary pilots that would pave the way for Sally Ride and Eileen Collins: the Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees. Supported by Oregon/NASA Space Grant Consortium
Time: July 20, 11AM – 12PM
Location: Galaxy Theater in the Space Museum
Presentation included with admission.

PRESENTATION BY EYEWITNESS DONN ANDERSON: Come see and hear what it was like to actually be at cape Canaveral from an eyewitness of the launch as we revisit this history-making flight.
Time: July 20, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Location: Museum Theater
Presentation included with admission.

PRESENTATION BY CASCADIA METEOR LAB: "The Legacy of Apollo: What We have Learned about the Moon and Our Place in the Cosmos"               Come hear the tale of science on the Moon and see real Moon meteorites!
Time: July 20, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Location: Theater
Presentation included with admission.

PANEL DISCUSSION: After Apollo 11, why did we keep going back to the Moon? Hear the continued story of Apollo, as discussed by a historian, rocket engineer, and eyewitness.
Time: July 21, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Location: Museum Theater  

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY AUTHOR, DAVID WARMFLASH: David Warmflash will be giving a presentation about his new book, Moon: An Illustrated History; From Ancient Myths to the Colonies of Tomorrow. Afterwards, there will be a Q & A session, so bring your questions regarding the Moon, space medicine, and astrobiology!
Time: July 21, 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Location: Museum Theater  
Presentation included with admission.

Cost: $5 for admission to the Museum, with Golden Ticket. Download your Golden Ticket HERE.
Print or show your Golden Ticket at Space building front desk. Good Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 only.

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing!

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