Framingham State Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary with Special Open House

Framingham State Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary with Special Open House

Jul 16, 2019

Framingham State will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on Thursday, July 18th, with a special event at the Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning that will feature hands-on activities and a film screening in the Planetarium.

The celebration will include several activities and planetarium screenings held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a special film screening on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing will be shown. This event is free and open to the public.
The Planetarium Program schedule is:

  • 2:45 pm – Oasis in Space
  • 3:30 pm – Supernova
  • 4:30 pm – Oasis in Space
  • 5:30 pm – Back to the Moon for Good
  • 6:30 pm – Special Film Presentation

The family friendly hand-on activities include:

  • Observing the Sun (weather permitting)
  • Exploring Lava Tubes on the Lunar Surface
  • Launching Stomp Rockets
  • Designing the Orion Spacecraft
  • Observing Impact Craters
  • Building a Lunar Habitat
  • Making a Pocket Solar System

This special event is part of the Moon Landing in Context Series, a 15-month project, which aims to contextualize the moon landing within the historical, social, and cultural framework of the Sixties.

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Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.