Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

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Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » June 21st, 2019, 2:12 pm

Straw and Stomp Rocket Crafting Workshop
Friday 5 July from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
for ages four and older / no admission fee


The wonderful LaSpace (based at LSU) will be using the main building at HRPO to conduct this event. Here is text of LaSpace's original public announcement...
Join the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium for a straw and stomp rocket crafting workshop and launch. Participants will make and launch customized paper rockets to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. We will watch original footage of the Apollo 11 launch and listen to exclusive radio recordings of the landing by LaSpace Director T. Gregory Guzik! Under eight requires active adult assistance. Water bottles and snacks provided. Participants must complete a NASA media release form. Finally, with your newly customized rockets, we encourage you to join the Global Launch on 16 July to help the U.S. Space & Rocket Center break a Guinness World Record for the most rocket launches in one day!

As made clear by the text, a family cannot just show up unannounced! In order to take part, please contact HRPO immediately at observatory@brec.org or 768-9948. There are only thirty-five slots!

About LaSpace: https://laspace.lsu.edu/

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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » June 27th, 2019, 4:20 pm

The Apollo Module
Saturday 6 July from 3:30pm to 3:30pm
for ages twelve to sixteen / $15 per EBR-Parish registrant, $18 per other-Parish registrant


This four-hour session focuses on the triumphs of the Apollo Missions. A game, electronic tests, archived videos and speculative discussions fill this time. There must be three registrants by the Friday before (5 July).

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/overview.html

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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » June 28th, 2019, 3:55 pm

Apollo 11: Where Were You?
Monday 8 July from 7pm to 9pm
for ages twelve and older / no admission fee


This month’s Baton Rouge Astronomical Society meeting honors one of the greatest achievements of mankind. BRAS members will present their recollections of that thrilling time in American history, when we did what none before us had done. Members of the general public are invited to share their memories. There will also be a screening of a classic NASA documentary on Apollo 11.

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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » July 5th, 2019, 3:53 pm

Back to Apollo
Saturday 13 July from 10am to 12pm
for ages eight to twelve / $5 per EBR-Parish registrant, $6 per other-Parish registrant


Science Academy Cadets investigate the greatest human trek in the history of the species. As always, there will be free giveaways and a door prize. Is your kid not yet a Cadet? Do you think your kid has what it takes to rise through the ranks and achieve Galactic status?

About Science Academy:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html
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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » July 6th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Apollo 11 Commemorative Rocket Launches
Tuesday 16 July from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
for ages six to thirteen / no admission fee


The Louisiana Space Consortium (based at LSU) enthusiastically sponsors and supports the launching of several (many!) straw rockets, stomp rockets and chemical rockets on this day to commemorate the launch of Apollo 11, as human beings left the Earth for its sole natural satellite. Come join us with your own straw rocket or stomp rocket, and let’s all launch together. Or, just come to watch!

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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » July 19th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Apollo 11--Mission of the Millenium
Friday 19 July from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
for ages fourteen and older / no admission fee


Tom Northrop of BREC will present an extended highlighting of the trip that three men took—as the rest of the human species watched, waited, hoped and cheered. Assisted by the scientists and engineers and politicians and other supporters (and preceded by other brave astronauts who paved the way), Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins committed themselves to a goal that accelerated technological progress and elevated the human spirit.

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Re: Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Events

Post by Christopher K. » July 20th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary Party
Saturday 20 July from 7:30pm to 12:30am
for all ages / no admission fee

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