Destination Moon – 50 Years since the Apollo Moon Landings
Come and celebrate 50 years since the Apollo Moon landings. Come to Layer Marney Tower on 1st September to celebrate! The North Essex Astronomical Society will be with us to explain what happened on 20th July 1969, that momentous day when Apollo landed.
There will be an inflatable planetarium dome in the Long Gallery with a film about the moon landings and a night sky tour (three shows during the day) Tickets for the planetarium events are strictly limited and so please ask for them in our shop when you arrive on the day.
After the Planetarium Shows there will be two talks about the Apollo Mission by one of the experts, so come armed with lots of questions.
The moon can be viewed through the telescopes and there will be solar scopes so we can view the sun safely (please don’t try this at home) We may be able to see solar flares. Come and search for other planets; Venus, Mercury and Mars.
We are so lucky to have the experts at hand to talk to us about the amazing event 50 years ago and enthuse both young and old as they learn something about astronomy.