Chabot Space & Science Center Marks the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Oakland CA, July 14, 2014 - To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon, Chabot Space & Science Center is hosting a four-day celebration of lunar activities, Wednesday, July 16th through Saturday, July 19th.
It was 45 years ago that the first humans on the Moon's surface. Blasting off from Earth, the Saturn V rocket landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969 around 8pm. Hours later, Astronaut Neil Armstrong lead the decent from the Lunar Module as he and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon. They were on the surface for a little under one day, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on their return to Earth.
Offerings vary by day and include Live Lunar Science, a Moon Mania Mini Workshop, a Lunar Module Challenge Workshop, and a Tykes Tinker Lunar Lab for kids under 5, giving families many options for summer space exploration. The observatory deck will be open for night viewing on Friday and Saturday nights. For a complete listing of activities visit chabotspace.org or call (510)336-7373.
Chabot Space & Science Center is open Tuesday - Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $16 adults, $12 children under 12.
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About Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit interactive science center whose mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages about Planet Earth and the Universe. Located in the Oakland hills, the Center focuses on the earth, life, physical and astronomical sciences, with a 128-year legacy of serving Bay Area communities through exhibits, public programs, school field trips, science camps, teacher training, teen development programs and community outreach; hosts 50,000 students on school field trips and over 115,000 public visitors each year; and offers over 20,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits on a variety of space and science subjects, a world-class planetarium, school classes on over 30 different science topics, hands-on science activities, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs and publicly-available research-level telescopes.
Chabot Space & Science Center, a Smithsonian affiliate, and Bay Area Certified Green Business, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit interactive science center whose mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages about Planet Earth and the Universe. Founded in 1883, the Center is located at 10000 Skyline Blvd. just off Highway 13 in the Oakland hills. For more information, visit www.chabotspace.org.