The Eagle Has Landed: 50th Moon Landing Anniversary Show

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Event Description: 

We're heading to the moon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Moon landing. Using the latest data, we’ll visit the Sea of Tranquility, spectacular landing sites from various Apollo missions, and sites that were selected but never visited. We review Rochester's key part in the moon landing: Kodak cameras on the Lunar Orbiters that photographed the moon in search of Apollo landing sites.

For the climax of the show, we will put you inside the Apollo 11 Lunar Module—“Eagle”—for an immersive re-creation of the heart-pumping 13 minutes of powered descent to the Moon. Looking out the windows, you'll see what the astronauts saw; listen to a synchronized recording of the tense conversations between the astronauts and Mission Control; and hear Flight Director Gene Kranz and his team of young controllers monitor Eagle's dwindling fuel supply and handle last-minute alarms from the guidance computer. For older children and adults. About 55 minutes.

Event Type: 
Planetarium Show
Open to the General Public?: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries
Apollo Program
Event Location: 

Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue
RochesterNew York 14607
United States
Additional Comments: 
Check for show times and dates. Thanks to Menke-Planetarium, Flensburg, Germany, for Digistar programming code for the landing.