Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celebrate Apollo 11 at the DSC!

At the Detroit Science Center, we're really excited about the up coming Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary, and we're betting you are too. What better way to mark the occasion than a trip to the DSC? We're showing a live feed from NASA on our NASA TV screen in the Level 2 Space Gallery - though the feed is running now, some special programs include:

July 16, Thursday
11 a.m. - NASA News Briefing on Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
1 p.m. - Apollo 40th Anniversary Roundtable

July 20, Monday
9:30 a.m. - Apollo 40th Anniversary News Conference at NASA Headquarters
2 p.m. - NASA Education Special Event at the Newseum

While you're visiting our Space Gallery, marvel at the four towering rockets in our Rocket Laboratory for a glimpse into space travel. You'll also be able to feel the rumble of a launch, see how Apollo astronauts traveled to the moon and enjoy hands-on exhibits explaining how rockets work.

Don't forget to take in our "What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky" Planetarium show, where you'll learn about the significance of the landing and be introduced to the new moon explorers. “What’s Up” runs runs at 3:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, and at 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. (Planetarium shows are included in our One Price admission.)

In addition, our Planetarium has some have passed along some of their favorite sites for great Apollo news, special broadcasts and fun. Check it out:

We Choose the Moon: A real-time, interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission! Presented by the JFK library, this is the site for those looking for a broadcast of the recorded audio from the mission in real time.

The official NASA site: Tons of Apollo 11 related multimedia and interactive features.

Moon Base Clavius: A great website devoted to debunking the moon hoax conspiracy believers.

Space Your Face: Upload a photo of yourself and in a few quick steps you'll be in your own NASA dance party video! Fun!

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