WHEN EAGLES SOAR: CELEBRATING THE 50 YEAR LEGACY OF THE APOLLO
Please join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first steps of humans on the Moon and to honor the first African American member of the US astronaut corps. Below is our schedule for the day-ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE!
11:00am-4:30pm lunch and refreshing snacks available for purchase from food truck
11:00am [FREE] Presentation and book signing by Thomas Gonzalez, Illustrator of Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon (author Suzanne Slade)
11:30am [FREE] CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story - Full-dome Planetarium Feature
12:00pm [FREE] GPB/PBS Special Presentation - Chasing the Moon:The Giant Leap
1:00pm [FREE] Remembering Apollo with Special Honored Guest, Captain Ed Dwight-First African American member of the US astronaut corps.
2:00-4:00pm [FREE] Special Anniversary Screening- Apollo 11: A Feature Film by Todd Douglas Miller
4:00pm [FREE] The Eagle Has Landed: Historical Sounds and Images from July 20, 1969
4:30pm [FREE] Special Conclusion: The Next Giant Leap - Randy Avera, NASA Lead Aerospace Engineer, Kennedy Space Center.
The Fernbank Science Center and Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium are located at:
156 Heaton Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(directly across the street from Fernbank Elementary School)
*not to be confused with the history museum*