Camping in Space: 50yr Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Robert Ferguson Observatory
2605 Adobe Canyon Rd

The trip from Earth to the moon and back took about a week. Departure, July 16, 1969, landing on July 20. The astronauts traveled to the moon in a “space tent” , the Command Module, about the same size as an average campground tent. Upon arrival at the moon, two of the astronauts landed and performed a lunar “hike”, then back to the Command Module for the trip home. The way we use camping tents today is similar -safe portable habitats designed for exploration into the unknown! Join Michael Erdman, Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Art University for a lecture in celebration of the Apollo moon landing 50 year anniversary! The lecture will start at 8 PM at the Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. No RVSP needed but parking fees do apply.