Apollo 11 Anniversary Launch Party and Movie in the Park


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Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park

Blast off with the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the  Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic trip to the moon.

Celebration begins with building and  launching stomp rockets at the Temple to Music. At 8:15 (dusk) the new Apollo 11 documentary movie begins. Apollo 11 takes us inside NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put humans on the Moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of footage and uncatalogued audio recordings, the film immerses viewers in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground. It launches us to those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. A FREE family event that all will enjoy!

Presented in partnership with the Providence Children’s Film Festival and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Event sponsored by the NASA RI Space Grant Consortium.

This Special Event is free!

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