On 20 July 1969, a historical milestone took place - the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed on the Moon. Six and a half hours later, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and became the first man to set foot on the Moon.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we’re hosting a range of exciting events in our Lecture Theatre on 20 July!
-Intergenerational Panel, 12:00pm
On 20 July 1969, more than half a billion people gazed at their television screen to watch Apollo 11 land on the moon. Join us for our ‘Intergenerational Panel’ event, as Science Communicator, Emer Maguire speaks to a range of different panel members who remember this monumental and historic moment taking place.
Our panel members all have a great passion for astronomy and include both experts in the field and non-experts. This event will include a Q&A session were visitors can ask our panel members any questions that they may have.
-Destination Space: Mission Moon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
It has been 50 years since humans first set foot on the moon surface. During our Destination Space: Mission Moon show we will find the ‘space’ to explore how the Apollo crew got to the lunar surface, what they discovered when they arrived and some intriguing facts about how this amazing space companion is so closely linked to our precious planet Earth.
-Meet the Expert: Professor Alan Fitzsimmons – The Future of Astrophysics, 3.30pm
Join us for ‘The Future of Astrophysics’ as Professor Alan Fitzsimmons answers all of your cosmic questions! Professor Fitzsimmons is an astronomer in the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre and his primary research focuses on comets, asteroids and minor bodies in our solar system. In this lecture, Professor Fitzsimmons will untangle the complexities of what we see when we look to the future of our incredible universe or gaze into its extraordinary past. Both reveal unexpected wonders of science!
A Q&A session will follow, where Professor Fitzsimmons will be on hand if you want to further explore the incredible study being undertaken at Queen’s Astrophysics Research Centre.
These events are free with admission to W5. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Image credit - NASA