FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 12, 2019
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LOWELL OBSERVATORY HOSTS LUNAR LEGACY CELEBRATION ON JULY 20
Flagstaff, AZ. – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Lowell Observatory will host a Lunar Legacy celebration on July 20, with activities running from 10 am until close at 10 pm (lowell.edu/apollo). This event is part of an 18-month-long, community-wide effort celebrating Flagstaff’s scientific role in preparing for the Apollo missions to the Moon (https://www.flagstaffarizona.org/lunarlegacy/).
From 1961 to 1969, scientific illustrators worked with telescope observers at Lowell to create detailed lunar maps in preparation for the Moon landings. Meanwhile, all the Moon-bound astronauts engaged in training exercises at several locales around northern Arizona, including Lowell Observatory. The July 20 celebration will highlight these efforts with themed tours and programs, live music, and a discussion by scientists and others involved in the Apollo astronauts’ training.
Schedule of Events for July 20, 2019
10 am – 10 pm | Hands-on Moon-themed activities for kids
10:15 am and 4 pm | Lunar Legacy Tours
Hear the story behind the Moon mapping and astronaut training that occurred at Lowell in preparation for the Apollo missions to ...