Programs to Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing!
Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will offer two special programs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
A Historic Moon Landing Webinar will be presented on Monday, July 15 @ 4:00 pm and Hubble Space Telescope will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm. Both programs are free to the public and are geared toward adults, teens, and families with children old enough to sit through a presentation. Registration is required.
Historic Moon Landing Webinar is a live webcast presented by the American Museum of Natural History that will feature a guided recreation of the Apollo 11 voyage – the space-flight that landed the first two astronauts on the Moon. Apollo 11’s first landing on the Moon was humanity’s first step onto another world, an exciting climax to the space race, and the world’s largest rocket at the time. It was a classic story of American ingenuity — leaving our home planet a mere one hundred years after connecting the transcontinental railroad, and only sixty-six years after the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight. Commander Neil Armstrong spoke eloquently about what an honor it was for him and fellow crew members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, to accomplish President Kennedy’s goal of reaching the Moon, supported by the combined efforts of four hundred thousand Americans, by the year 1969. This July 20th, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment.
Hubble Space Telescope will provide an introduction to the Hubble Telescope, review its history and future, and view some of the best photographs taken by the telescope with an explanation of content of each. The program will be presented by Ann Strauss, a naturalist from the Lancaster Department of Parks and Recreation.
Please visit the Library’s website www.mslibrary.org for information about these programs.
These Mission to the Moon events will be held at public libraries throughout Lancaster County throughout July
as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories!