Apollo 50 - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 First Lunar Landing

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

| The Ogle Foundation Woodland PavilionLearn
For more information click here
Apollo 50 - A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 First Lunar Landing

Join the Louisville Astronomical Society for a FREE Public Star Party as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Lunar Landing by Apollo 11 when Neil Armstrong spoke the words that NASA Houston was waiting for, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

The celebration begins at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, eight days ahead of the actual Apollo 11 anniversary (July 20, 1969), at the Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion  in Broad Run Park.

The LAS will have historical Apollo 11 documents available, telescopes for viewing the moon and planets, and 4.6 billion-year-old meteorites you can touch and hold.  

At 9 p.m., Parklands Ambassador and NASA Solar System Ambassador Ken Alderson will present "Apollo 11 - That was then. This is now. Where do we go from here?" featuring Apollo footage from launch to landing. 

You are welcome to bring your telescope or look through one set up by LAS. Kids are welcome and this event is free.

For more information on the LAS, go to www.louisville-astro.org. In the event of rain, the celebration will be canceled.

Photo http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-012519a-sundance-apollo11-documentary-premiere.html


Free and open to all

We are a donor-supported public park We count on you!

$1,462,438 To Date
53%
$2,780,000 2019 Goal

Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!

Become a Member