Tellus Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing
The weekend’s highlight is a special book signing and talk by NASA artist
“We’re delighted to have an artist of
The day before the lecture,
“Unfortunately the Moon will not be visible that evening, but weather permitting, we will be able to see the planet Saturn, star clusters and the Ring Nebula,” said Tellus Astronomer David Dundee. “We might also catch some double stars, too. It’s sure to be a great night for stargazing.”
Throughout the weekend Tellus will offer numerous events, including continuous showings of a new show in the digital planetarium. “Dawn of the Space Age” chronicles the beginning of space exploration, the launch of the first artificial satellite and the incredible lunar landings. Tellus will also offer demonstrations of the Apollo voyage using models, children’s activities and screenings of archived NASA footage.
The celebration and activities will continue through
“We are pleased to commemorate this historic event at Tellus. It is a proud moment in this country’s numerous scientific advancements and, 40 years later, it is still an amazing story,” Santamaria said.
Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum features the only digital planetariums in
For more information call 770-606-5700 or visit www.tellusmuseum.org.
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