"The Eagle Has Landed" Late-Night Celebration
"The Eagle Has Landed" Late-Night Celebration
WhenSaturday, July 20, 8 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2 AM
CategoriesAfter Five, Celebrations, Demonstrations, Films, Gallery Talks & Tours, Performances
SponsorAir and Space Museum
Co-sponsorThis program is made possible by Boeing with additional support from Raytheon
VenueAir and Space Museum
Event LocationMuseum-wide
*some events require free tickets and films require purchased tickets*
Get Tickets or Registerairandspace.si.edu…

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time. 50 years later, join us for a late-night celebration of the first Moon landing!

Timed Programming:

  • Trivia at 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm, and 12:15 am
  • "Eyewitness to Space: Art and the Apollo Program" at 9:00pm
  • Rebroadcast of Moon landing and first steps at 10:30 pm
  • A special countdown at 10:56 pm to celebrate the exact time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon
  • Apollo 11-themed musical performance by electronic-duo Quindar from 12am to 2am
  • Spacesuit Fashion Show at 1am

Films (tickets required)
  • Voyage Dans La Lune, with introduction by space history curator Michael Neufeld, 8:15 pm, free tickets required
  • "Mare Tranquillitatis" episode of HBO's From the Earth to the MoonJoin the Museum and others around the country for a live tweet-along of the episode, all about the Apollo 11 Moon landing!  9:00 pm, free tickets required
  • To Plant a Flag, 10:15 pm, fees apply
  • Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, 11:15 pm, fees apply
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, 12:10 am fees apply

Other activities:
  • Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo-themed scavenger hunts
  • Astronaut costume designing
  • “Lunar traverse” activity that traces the steps the astronauts took from the lunar module across the Moon’s surface (starting from our LM!)
  • Hands-on activities and science demonstrations
  • Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory

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