A Celebration in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 & First Man on the Moon

July 15th through 19th at Museum of Natural History

BREWSTER, MA — The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents a week of outstanding programs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight and the first man to walk on the moon: Monday July 15 through Friday July 19, 2019.

Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969 people from all over the world; every country, every race, every religion, every age group, watched together with bated breath as astronaut Commander Neil Armstrong piloted  the Lunar Module “Eagle” to a successful landing in what is called The Sea of Tranquility, narrowly missing one of the biggest craters on the moon­­. “The Eagle has landed”, he reported back to NASA. Then moments later, Armstrong descended the Eagle declaring to the entire world, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

In the spirit and celebration of this amazing achievement in technology, human bravery and determination to explore our solar system, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is displaying a new Apollo 11 exhibit throughout the year that includes a small sample of moon dust brought back from the Apollo 11 mission. This rare sample was generously donated to the Museum by Paul B. Hamilton, one of the scientists who performed experiments on lunar soil brought back to Earth! The display is presented in memory of long time CCMNH astronomy volunteer, Jarvis Hunt, Jr.

In addition, during the week of July 15 – July 19 the Museum presents these great programs:

Monday, July 15 at 11:30am Nature Screen presents “First Man on the Moon” Free with Museum Admission

Tuesday, July 16 at 11:30am NASA Solar System Ambassador, Marie Zahn, presents “One Giant Leap for Mankind” followed by an art project: “Making Moon Sand!” Free with Museum Admission

Wednesday, July 17 “Night Sky STAR LAB Portable Planetarium” visits the Museum and will take participants on a tour of our solar system and beyond!  Four shows: 10am, 11am, 12:30pm & 1:15pm

Tickets available online at www.ccmnh.org

Friday, July 19 at 11:30am Nature Screen presents “Rise of the Rockets” Free with Museum Admission

And, showing continuously every 30 minutes throughout the year in the John Hay Room during Museum hours “Apollo 11: For All Mankind” Free with Museum Admission

For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.

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