July 19 – BHAS Celebrates Apollo’s 50th Anniversary

Lunar Lander

Evening Highlights:

There will be a special presentation video of the Apollo 11 mission assembled from a number of original live coverage sources including newly restored NASA footage; and home video taken by folks who drove to Cocoa Beach, Florida in the summer of 1969 to watch history in the making.

This extraordinary undertaking inspired many here and abroad.  It organized and measured the best of our energies and skills, ensuring America would be first to set foot on the Moon.

The mighty planets Jupiter and the rings of Saturn will be visible in the night sky.  And later in the evening around 11:00 pm, the Moon will rise for viewing of the Apollo landing site.

The presentation will start about 8:30 pm, and observing shortly after 10:00 pm.  The video presentation is nearly an hour and a half long.  Limited seating is available for the outdoor presentation.  Bring your favorite camp chair for a comfy seat.  Follow this link to tips for having a great observing night!

Please note that this event is held “weather permitting”, and is cancelled if it is raining or excessively windy; announcement of a cancellation will be posted both on this page as well as facebook.com/sdbhasPlease arrive well before the presentation is to begin so car lights do not damage night vision.

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