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FREE - Apollo Talk and Star Party @ OSC - Tonight July 24th 8-11pm

24 Jul 2009, 13:50 UTC
FREE - Apollo Talk and Star Party @ OSC - Tonight July 24th 8-11pm
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Just in!Space historian, Randy Atwood will be giving a fascinating presentationon the Apollo 11 Landing and how it narly failed. Following thatStaff from Khan Scope Centre will be running a beginners telescopeworkshop presentation.This event is at the Ontario Science Centre located at 770 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East) Toronto, Ontario.Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing and the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s astronomical use of the telescope! This free festival of events includes:A special presentation, The Apollo 11 landing - and how it nearly failedA model of the Saturn V rocketTelescope observing of Saturn and other night sky objects with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of CanadaLive Apollo-themed electronic music and moviesTelescope workshops for beginnersAstronomy displays and demonstrations.8:00 pm ~ Special Presentation ~ The Apollo 11 landing - and how it nearly failedImperial Oil Auditorium ~ Speaker: Randy Attwood, Space HistorianForty years ago this July 20,the first men landed on the Moon. How close did Armstrong and Aldrincome to failing to make this first landing? Closer than you may think.A long list of human mistakes, poor design and just the unknowns oflanding in the lunar environment made the 12 minute descent a ...

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