A Giant Leap - Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 20, 2019, 7:00PM: A Giant Leap - Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Join us for a star party at Discovery Green.  To volunteer, email [email protected].

 

Event: A Giant Leap - Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Where: Discovery Green Park (1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010)

When: Saturday, July 20, from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

No. of volunteers needed: 10+ telescopes needed.

Notes: This is the biggest event we may have ever participated in.  Discovery Green is anticipating 15,000 visitors for the event, and they have a LOT of partners (HAS included) helping out here.  Though the event starts earlier, we'll set up after 7:20pm or so (once the paratroopers from the US Army Golden Knights land.  Though I list 10 volunteers with telescopes needed here, we could use as much help as we can get.  

 

From their website (https://www.discoverygreen.com/moonlanding):

"The 50th anniversary of the epic Apollo 11 mission to the moon will be celebrated at Discovery Green in a free public event on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  Featured will be a paratrooper landing by the Golden Knights, the United States Army's official aerial parachute demonstration team; exhibitions from the Johnson Space Center; Lone Star Flight Museum; commentary by Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot (Harper Collins 2019); a screening of Apollo 11 (2019, 93 min., G); Discovery Green’s artisan/collectible market and much more.

 

Partners include: NASA, Johnson Space Center, Lone Star Flight Museum, U.S. Army, Rice University, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Houston Astronomical Society, Houston First Corporation and more."

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