That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.Neil Armstrong
There was a time when putting a man on the Moon was the dream of nations everywhere, and that dream came true 50 years ago.
Those famous words by Neil Armstrong uttered in 1969 went on to form one of the world’s most famous quotes inspiring not just space exploration and understanding but a feeling that anything was possible. While you and the kids may not have been around to witness the spectacle and thrill of the actual moon landing, you can celebrate its 50th birthday at the Space Centre on July 20th.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is inviting space aficionados for “Apollo 50,” a very special, free event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
The Space Centre will be livestreaming with retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk from the Ontario Science Centre and astronaut David Saint-Jacques at the Montreal Science Centre.
Science Centres across Canada will be joining in to watch the livestream as these astronauts talk about Apollo 11, David’s recent return to Earth after living on the International Space Station for six months, and future missions to the Moon. Canadian astronaut in training Jenni Sidey-Gibbons will also be at the Space Centre to talk about her experiences in the space program and answer some of your questions.
Don’t miss this chance to feel the awe and wonder of this historic event.
Apollo 50 Celebration
- Date: Saturday, July 20th
- Time: 9:30 -11:30 am
- Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
- FREE ADMISSION -> Reserve your seat to hold a spot.
Paid parking is available in front of the Space Centre building
More than a tourist attraction, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that provides a unique learning experience for all. Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive exhibit gallery. Next to the Space Centre is the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).