50th Anniversary Celebration of Apollo 11
July 20, 2019

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Join us in Celebrating Humanity’s Greatest Adventure: Our First Steps on the Moon!
with gratitude to
Platinum Sponsor
Associated Grocers of New England
and Silver Sponsors
Rath, Young & Pignatelli Physical Sciences, Inc.

To the Moon, our newest exhibition, NHPBS features, planetarium shows, FIRST Robotics activities, NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter station, lunar scientists, and special guests Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Chris Sununu:

 
 

9:30 AM      VIP Reception featuring the Honorable John H. Sununu (by invitation)

10:30 AM      Doors open to the public
Public Premiere of our new exhibition, To the Moon!
NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter station

 11:00 AM        Planetarium Children’s Show: Take Flight!

 11:30 AM        Makerspace Lunar Activities for Children and Families in the Atrium
                       NHPBS Children’s Lunar Activities in the Atrium
                       FIRST Robotics activities throughout the day

12:00 PM         Governor Christopher T. SununuWelcome to the Celebration,
The Importance of STEM in Returning to the Moon and Taking our First Steps on Mars

Planetarium Show on the first Moon landing, introduced by Governor Sununu: CapCom Go!
Solar Observing in the Observatory & Outside (pending clear skies)

12:30 PM         Docent-Led Tours of To the Moon!
                       
PBS Feature for Children: Ready-Jet-Go! In the Function Room

1:00 PM           Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter CraTer Mission Primary Investigator Dr. Harlan Spence and
Researcher Dr. Andrew Jordan of the University of NH: NASA Lunar Science Today
Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky               

1:30 PM           Lunar Storytime for Young Children and their Families
Makerspace Lunar Activities for Older Children, Teens and Families

2:00 PM          Senator Jeanne Shaheen – New Hampshire’s role in the Apollo program
NHPBS Feature in the Planetarium, introduced by Senator Shaheen: NH in Space

2:30 PM          PBS Feature for Children: Ready-Jet-Go! In the Function Room

 3:00 PM         Planetarium Show: CapCom Go!
                       Solar Observing in the Observatory & Outside (pending clear skies)
Makerspace Lunar Activities for Children and Families in the Atrium

 3:30 PM         Rocket launches outside

 4:00 PM         Celebration Concludes

Regular admission prices apply. Apollo 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin awarded to our 1st 150 visitors!

Stop in our Northeast Delta Dental Science Store for souvenirs of this very special day - and drop by the Associated Grocers of New England Countdown Cafe for deluxe sandwiches and other tasty treats.

Our utmost thanks to
Jane’s Trust and
New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium
for making possible our To The Moon exhibition!