To both commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing and to also celebrate the IMAX movie "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" (now showing).
The display includes numerous 50-year-old newspapers (including a Hartford Courant), collectibles, documents, rocket models and more. Perhaps the highlights are a book signed by Apollo 11 astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin and also a little piece of the moon! (Just to stress: we do not have a NASA moon rock brought back by Apollo astronauts. It's a piece of a meteorite that came to Earth from the moon. But a rock from the moon is still a rock from the moon!)
We also have two special Apollo 11 things on our schedule during the anniversary week:
- on Tues., July 16 (the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11), there is a full moon. So we will host an evening screening of "Apollo 11" followed by (weather permitting) a moon viewing led by the astronomy team of New Pond Farm on our back courtyard.
- and on Sat., July 20 (the anniversary of the moon landing), we will show only "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" in the IMAX Theater.