As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, the Golden Pond Planetarium will host a “One Small Step” event next Saturday.
The Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) report the event will feature plenty of fun activities and special programming throughout the day.
Planetarium Manager Bill Futrell says they are happy to celebrate the important and pivotal moment in human history. He adds it’s an opportunity to meet real astronomers and to honor the half million men and women who worked on the Apollo program.
Schedule of events:
Planetarium Shows 10 am – 4 pm
$6 ages 13 and up;$3.50 ages 5 -12; free ages 4 and under
Laser Legends of the Night Sky
Wildest Weather in the Solar System – made possible by Murray State University’s Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Back to the Moon for Good – made possible by CFSB
EXPLORE – made possible by area chapters of Rotary International District 6710
From Earth to the Universe
Earth, Moon & Sun
Laser Shows, all seats $8
Laser Zeppelin, 5:30 pm
Laser Beatles, 7 pm
Wildest Weather in the Solar System, 8 pm
Observatory celebration 4 pm – 10 pm
Solar viewing through various telescopes, equipped with safe solar filters
Observatory open, hosted by West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers
Historical timeline display of Moon landing
Summer Star Party after dark, weather permitting Featuring Jupiter and Saturn