50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S

Foothills No. 31, AB T0L 1W0

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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One of the greatest endeavors of science and engineering attempted during the twentieth century was the lunar landing in 1969. This incredible human achievement is marking its 50th anniversary. Join us to commemorate this amazing accomplishment. Speakers will present talks on the space race, the Apollo 11 mission, pop culture and the space race as well as the future of Canadian lunar explorations. CBC’s Starman, Don Hladiuk and Space Historian, Joel Powell will present “Apollo 11: A Celebration 50 Years in the Making”. Both Joel & Don excitedly watched the flight of Apollo 11 on television in July 1969 (from different cities), and never lost their enthusiasm for space exploration. For the past 35 years Don has reported on space science news on CBC radio and Joel has been writing about space history while patiently waiting for humanity's return to the moon and voyage to the planet Mars.

Celebrate one of humanity’s greatest achievements as we look back and look forward in our exploration of our celestial neighbour, the moon. Family fun activities include moon music by Karaoke by Europroductions, Calgary Rocketry Club rockets, solar observing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre, lunar science fiction Tyche Books and much more!

Learn more about the RAO online at http://www.ucalgary.ca/rao/ or on Twitter @RAOastronomy.

Image credit: David Burnett, Contact Press

Gates will be open at 1130am and event starts at noon.

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All ages event, children four and under are free

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For directions to the observatory, please see our website https://science.ucalgary.ca/rothney-observatory Parking on site is free.

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Food and drinks will be available and for sale in our giftshop. Sorry no dogs allowed, except for service animals.

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You can receive a refund up to seven days before the event.

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Please have electronic or printed ticket available at the gate.

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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We can only admit the person who name appears on the ticket.

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, the ticket is for the July 20th, 2019 event at the RAO and is non-transferrable.

Date and Time

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S

Foothills No. 31, AB T0L 1W0

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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