One Giant Leap – Celebrating 50 years since the Moon Landing
Sun Jul 21 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Join us on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and celebrate the date in history that marked man’s first steps on the moon.
On 21st of July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon for the first time. Join us and explore the entire history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer to modern jet flight and learn more about the Apollo space project, the history of space travel and how space technology is working right here in Yorkshire.
We will be celebrating that momentous day with some special guests and activities, including:
RAF Fylingdales. The Space Team on Our Doorstep – Many people here in Yorkshire are aware of RAF Fylingdales, located in Heartbeat TV country on the one moorland of North Yorkshire. If you have ever wondered exactly what that secretive base does each day, 365 days of the year, then be with us on this day. A team from the secret RAF Fylingdales will be right here at the Museum talking about the amazing work they do, from monitoring missile launches to tracking space debris. The team’s motto? ‘Vigilamus – We Are Watching….’
Martin Lunn MBE FRAS – Meet The Astrognome – Martin will be presenting talks about space and stars, women in space and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and appears regularly on radio and in the press as well as playing a role in the education of young people about space and astronomy. He will be with us throughout the day.