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Year of Apollo

The Moon & Beyond

The Bell Museum is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing by hosting a year of special events, guests, educational opportunities. Year of Apollo: The Moon & Beyond will celebrate the past and look forward to a promising new era of inspiration, innovation, and discovery.

From 2018 through 2022, NASA is marking a series of scientific and technological milestones – the 60th anniversary of the agency’s founding in 1958, and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions that put a dozen Americans on the Moon between July 1969 and December 1972.

Special Events

Space programming will run throughout 2019, including inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Join the Bell Museum to celebrate humankind’s first venture onto another world:

January 19-20: Space Fest: Cleared for Launch & Star Party: Lunar Eclipse Edition

February 9: Saturday with a Scientist: Solar Energy

March 24: Planetarium Story Time: Older than Stars by Karen Fox & Nancy Davis

May 21-June 9: Museum of the Moon exhibit

June 8: New Bell Original planetarium production: One Giant Leap

June 15-September 8: City Stardust: Micrometeorites in Our Own Backyard exhibit

July 15-19: K-8 Space Summer Camps

July 16-28: NASA Lunar sample disk on display

July 17: After Hours: Apollo featuring Nancy Atkinson & Earle Kyle

July 20: Apollo Anniversary & Cosmic 5K Fundraiser

November 6: Explore as One with Robert Cabana

November 8-11: Statewide Star Party: The Moon & Beyond