Friday, July 17, 2009
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Moonwalk -- No, the Actual Moonwalk
The Griffith Observatory is marking the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with four days of events.
Today's schedule includes the "Stations of Apollo" at noon, as well as a "Make-a Crater" family activity on the Observatory's West Terrace from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The weekend tribute also includes the lecture “Return to the Moon: What's Next?” A half-hour lecture by Anthony Cook, Griffith Observatory's Astronomical Observer, on Friday at 3 p.n. and 7 p.m. The lecture Saturday is “Why These Three? How Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins Wound Up on Apollo 11”, a one-hour lecture by author Michael Cassutt, at 7:30 p.m. And on Sunday, “California Goes to the Moon”, a one-hour panel discussion with southern California aerospace engineers that built the Apollo spacecraft; at 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.