Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration Events

On the 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon and the year 2019 represents the 50th anniversary of this remarkable feat. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate what is arguably mankind’s greatest achievement thus far and we at Go Stargazing are very keen to help raise awareness of any events taking place to mark this anniversary. We’ll be updating this page frequently so do please check back to see if there is anything happening near you!

If you are organising an event yourself (or are aware of someone who is) and would like it featured on our website please contact us and we’ll be very happy to add it to our events database and also share the details with partner websites and organisations we are working with.

The UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres are also maintaining a list of UK events at www.Moon50.uk and if you’re looking for an event outside of the UK please see the International Astronomical Union’s www.moonlanding50.org website.

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong

Forthcoming events


The Moon Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, London, SE10 9NF

Opening on July 19th 2019 this exhibition, featuring over 180 objects, is the UK's biggest dedicated to Earth's celestial neighbour. See the Hasselblad camera equipment that captured some of the most recognisable images of the 20th century as well...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 00:00am to Sunday 5th January 2020 00:00am

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Apollo - From Myth to the Moon

Keele University - Lennard Jones Building, Keele, ST5 5BB

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings North Staffordshire Astronomical Society are a holding an event at Keele University. This will be a presentation by Pete Williamson FRAS entitled - Apollo - From Myth to Moon. Lecture room...

Saturday 30th November 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Past events

Apollo Lead Flight Director Gerry Griffin - Dinner and Talk

Llanwddyn Community Centre, Llanwddyn, SY10 0LR

Llanwddyn Community Centre presents this unique opportunity to spend the evening with Apollo Lead Flight Director for three lunar landing missions, Mr Gerry Griffin.During the evening event, you will have a three course meal with Gerry at the...

Tuesday 14th May 2019 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

Apollo 10 Anniversary Dinner

National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 10, the National Space Centre is joined by some very special guests to celebrate the unsung heroes of the Apollo space programme.Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried, Gerry Griffin, Sy Liebergot and...

Saturday 18th May 2019 from 18:30pm to 23:15pm

Destination Moon Launch

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings at Dynamic Earth. This special evening will be the premier of our Destination Moon program which tells the epic story of humanity’s first voyage to another world through fun, family...

Tuesday 28th May 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

The First Men on the Moon - 50 Years On

The View - Panshanger Golf Complex, Welwyn Garden City, AL6 0QT

Join the members of Hertford Astronomy Group for this special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings...Using contemporary images and video, and bringing along 50-year-old models, newspapers and other materials, and drawing...

Wednesday 12th June 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Over the Moon Apollo 50th Celebration

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, this fabulous event will bring music and astronomy together. With a mix of vocal performances and solo piano performances married together with photographs and video, this promises to...

Saturday 15th June 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:59pm

To The Moon and Back Again

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

It's our nearest celestial neighbour, but only 24 humans have ever made the epic voyage to the Moon and back. With the help of astronomy experts Alastair Bruce, Martin Black, William D. Taylor from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, celebrate the 50th...

Tuesday 18th June 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Apollo Anniversary Themed Society Meeting

East Ayton Village Hall, East Ayton, YO13 9HY

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society are planning to have a couple of short talks on subjects relating to the Apollo 11 mission and the Apollo programme in general as well as related materials and activities at their June Society meeting....

Friday 21st June 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

50th Anniversary of Apollo Exhibition

Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, BA5 2UE

Wells & Mendip Astronomers in collaboration with Space Detectives present a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, man's first landing on the Moon.10:00 - 16:00 - Free entry to exhibition and activities including astrophotography,...

Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 10:00am to 21:00pm

Apollo - A Forgotten Step For Mankind?

Lingfield Community Centre, Lingfield, RH7 6AB

Join the members of Edenbridge and District Astronomers for this free presentation in celebration of the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Royal Aeronautical Society, London, W1J 7BQ

Enjoy a presentation by Pat Norris, former NASA contractor at the time of the Apollo missions, and re-live the iconic space mission Apollo 11 guided by an engineer who participated in its development. This event is open to the public however spaces...

Thursday 27th June 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

From Myth to the Moon

University Centre Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ

Shropshire Astronomical Society are marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with this fantastic event tracing the path to the first moon landing with Pete Williamson, FRAS. Admission is free, refreshments available.

Friday 28th June 2019 from 19:39pm to 21:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Saturday 29th June 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Sunday 30th June 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Saturday 6th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

An Evening with the Moon

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ

Join the team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich for an evening of Moon-gazing, including a Moon-themed planetarium show and a chance to look through our 18-tonne Victorian telescope.

Saturday 6th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Sunday 7th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

SmallSpace8 - Apollo Models

Hanslope Village Hall, Milton Keynes, MK19 7NZ

The 8th space and science-fiction model show, celebrating 50 years of the first men on the Moon!

Sunday 7th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Apollo at 50 Exhibition

Uxbridge Central Library, Uxbridge, UB8 1HD

The West of London Astronomical Society are mounting a 23 poster exhibition on [email protected] to mark the anniversary of the first Moon landing. The exhibition runs from 12th July to 9th August at Uxbridge Central Library.

Friday 12th July 2019 from 10:00am to Friday 9th August 2019 17:00pm

Astrokyds with Loughton Astro Society - 50 Years Since Apollo

St Mary's Church Hall - Theydon Bois, Theydon Bois, CM16 7JH

Astrokyds is a group for young astronomers between the ages of 6 to 14 and is run by members of Loughton Astronomical Society. Activities include experiments, demonstrations, quizzes and if clear observing through telescopes. This particular event...

Friday 12th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:00pm

Apollo 50th Anniversary Moon Watch

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Join the friendly astronomers from Sunderland Astronomical Society for this special "Moon Watch" event taking place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Event includes interactive talks, observing through large telescopes...

Friday 12th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:30pm

On The Moon Again with Monkton Stargazers

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

The Monkton Stargazers are hosting a "On the Moon Again" event celebrating the Apollo 50th anniversary including observing the moon using telescopes as well as talks, displays and other activities.

Friday 12th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Summer in Southside 2019 Festival - Apollo Anniversary Special!

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, B5 4TB

This year the FREE family festival "Summer in Southside" goes intergalactic and explores the spectacle and wonders of outer space! Celebrating 50 years since the first moon landings, the streets of Southside around the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10:00am to Sunday 14th July 2019 18:00pm

A Giant Leap Exhibition

Madley Environmental Study Centre, Madley, HR2 9NH

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at the Madley Environmental Study Centre (near Hereford) featuring a fantastic day of talks, exhibitions and demonstrations. Children's activities available but all children must be...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 11:00am to 16:30pm

Planetarium Late Moon Landing Special at Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, G51 1EA

Celebrating that one small step, this special edition of Glasgow Science Centre's Planetarium Lates event will take you back to 1969. Spend your Saturday night under the stars, follow in the footsteps of Neil, Buzz, and Mike, before voyaging into...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary with Worthing Astronomers

Worthing Seafront Promenade, Worthing, BN11 5AW

Join the Worthing Astronomers on Worthing seafront to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Members will be on hand with telescopes to observe the Moon and answer questions. There will also be Jupiter in the sky to see. Find them on Worthing...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:59pm

Lunar Observing Evening with Luton Astronomical Society

Stopsley Common - Luton, Luton, LU2 7XP

Everyone is invited to join the welcoming astronomers from Luton Astronomical Society for this free event which involves observing the Apollo landing sites on the Moon to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

On The Moon Again with Monkton Stargazers

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

The Monkton Stargazers are hosting a "On the Moon Again" event celebrating the Apollo 50th anniversary including observing the moon using telescopes as well as talks, displays and other activities.

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Plymouth Astro

Drakes Statue - Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2PJ

Astronomers from Plymouth Astronomical Society will be marking the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing with this special event on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 13th July. Experience magnificent views of the Moon using telescopes with the...

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Sunday 14th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

The Race to Land on the Moon

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Join the team at South Downs Planetarium to revisit the technology, challenges and successes of these momentous times in space exploration history.

Sunday 14th July 2019 from 15:30pm to 16:30pm

MoonFest at Midlands Art Centre

Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary in spectacular style! MoonFest is a nine-day programme of moon inspired events, performances, screenings and activities hosted by the Midlands Art Centre in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 10:00am to Wednesday 24th July 2019 18:00pm

One Small Step for Man... Lift Off!

The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, DG13 0AW

Start the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing in style at this "Lift Off!" event at The Buccleuch Centre in Langholm! Timed to take place exactly 50 years to the day when a Saturn V rocket launched the Apollo 11 mission from Kennedy Space...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 14:00pm to 22:00pm

An Evening With Astronaut Michael Foale

University of Surrey, Guidlford, GU2 7XH

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing the University of Surrey are hosting some special astronaut events. Hear from former NASA astronaut Michael Foale, veteran of six space missions and survivor of the worst crash in spaceflight history....

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 22:30pm

Apollo - A Moon Odyssey

Perton Library, Perton, WV6 7QU

The astronomy-enthusiastic team at Perton Library Astronomy Group are organising a two week long celebration of the Apollo moon landings taking place from Friday 15th July through to Friday 26th July. There'll have models, handouts, displays,...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Apollo Stargazing Special

National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

The National Space Centre in conjunction with Leicester Astronomical Society are organising a feww to attend stargazing event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the first man to step on the moon.

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Landing on Other Worlds

The Commonwheel School, Swindonq, SN1 4JE

Join Professor Geraint Jones as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the first landing of humans on the moon for a presentation covering what is involved in landing on other worlds. Achieving these landings is hugely challenging, as they...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

Man on the Moon with La Société Guernesiaise

Frossard Centre, Guernsey, GY1 1UG

Enjoy an illustrated talk by David Le Conte commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 exactly 50 years ago after Man first set foot on the Moon. It has been estimated that some 400,000 people were involved in this exciting...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo with Breckland Astronomical Society

Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

Breckland Astronomical Society are holding this special, free to the public event to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. The event coincides with a partial eclipse of the moon which will be visible on the evening of this...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 20:00pm to Wednesday 17th July 2019 00:00am

Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society Apollo Special

Alderminster Village Hall, Alderminster, CV37 8PE

Everyone is invited to join members of Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society for this one of their regular "third Tuesday of the month" meetings.This particular week is a special event marking the very day 50 years ago of the launch of the...

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Race to Land on the Moon

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Join the team at South Downs Planetarium to revisit the technology, challenges and successes of these momentous times in space exploration history.

Wednesday 17th July 2019 from 15:30pm to 16:30pm

Apollo 11 - The First Men on the Moon

British Interplanetary Society, London, SW8 1SZ

Join Apollo expert and enthusiast Jerry Stone for this one of a number of presentations taking place at the British Interplanetary Society to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo space program. Using contemporary images and video, and bringing...

Wednesday 17th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

Dunkery by Moonlight

Webbers Post, South of Horner, TA24

Join the team from Wild About Exmoor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by walking up to the very highest point of Exmoor by moonlight to celebrate that amazing achievement.

Wednesday 17th July 2019 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

The Eagle Has Landed - Space Session

Egglescliffe School and Sixth Form College, Eaglescliffe, TS16 0LA

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Egglescliffe School are hosting this special event throughout Thursday 18th July 2019. There are to be a series of talks throughout the day to the students, followed by an opportunity for our parents...

Thursday 18th July 2019 from 17:00pm to 22:00pm

Telescope Workshop and Moon Landing Special

Perton Library, Perton, WV6 7QU

The astronomy-enthusiastic team at Perton Library Astronomy Group are organising a two week long celebration of the Apollo moon landings taking place from Friday 15th July through to Friday 26th July.For this event bring along your own...

Thursday 18th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Moonbury Rings & Apollo: One Giant Leap

Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, DT1 1QN

Fifty years ago this year man went to the moon! And Dorchester Arts will celebrate the anniversary of this monumental moment in human history with a huge outdoor musical event in Maumbury Rings, Dorchester – rechristened Moonbury Rings for a whole...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 12:00pm to Sunday 21st July 2019 12:00pm

First Man Festival - Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Apollo Moon Landing

Girsby and Over Dinsdale Village Hall, Darlington, DL2 1PL

Join the team from Go Stargazing for this family friendly weekend festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing...On 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the surface of the...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 16:00pm to Sunday 21st July 2019 16:00pm

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Visit the National Space Centre for this exclusive event starting with a space-themed cocktail reception beneath the massive Blue Streak rocket (part of the European space programme in the 1960s), a private tour of the National Space Centre and see...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm

The Moon Festival Opening Event - Free Street Party!

General Gordon Square - Woolwich, London, SE18 6ET

The Moon Festival is a week long celebration involving numerous events over a week long period coinciding with the anniversary of the first moon landing. The celebrations start with this free street party and a night of music, circus, star gazing,...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 22:30pm

Houston, Tranquillity Base Here. The Eagle Has Landed.

James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic achievement by three brave astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Mid-Kent Astronomical Society (MKAS) in association with Canterbury Academy and The STEM Hub will be opening...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Stockcross Goes to the Moon!

Stockcross Village Hall, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Join in on this fabulous community event on the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing at Stockcross Village Hall! With lots of activities taking place over the weekend there is something for everyone to enjoy including a "Moon Dance" on July...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 19:00pm to Sunday 21st July 2019 00:00am

Apollo 11 - Poo In Space and The Landing!

Priory Street Centre - York, York, YO1 6ET

The history of Spaceflight from the early days is well documented and recorded but some subjects are hardly mentioned or seen as taboo. Tonight's presentation by spaceflight enthusiast Martin Dawson will hopefully address these issues. Learn how...

Friday 19th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Apollo at 50 with Huddersfield Astronomical Society

Huddersfield Astronomical Society Clubroom, Huddersfield, HD1 1JP

Join the members of Huddersfield Astronomical Society for a presentation on the history of NASA and how and why the Apollo program was developed and progressed, outside of political influence. Free admission with no prior booking required.

Friday 19th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Apollo 11 Family Festival at the Science Museum

The Science Museum, South Kensington, SW7 2DD

Enjoy this free family festival celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, featuring hands-on activities led by space scientists and enthusiasts. The festival is your chance to dress as an astronaut, find out what...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to Sunday 21st July 2019 19:00pm

Apollo 11 Weekend at Eureka!

Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax, HX1 2NE

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings with a weekend packed with space activities. Take one small step to Eureka! this half term to celebrate 50 years since the Moon Landing… To coincide with the anniversary of the Apollo...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to Sunday 21st July 2019 17:00pm

Footprints on the Moon Fun Day

World Museum - Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 8EN

Join university experts for a day of interactive games and demonstrations celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in 1969.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to 17:00pm

In the Steps of Apollo Sound World Experience

We The Curious, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Sound World and the planetarium team at We The Curious (WTC), Bristol have created a captivating new show, marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight to the moon and exploring the future of space travel.The show will feature five...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to 19:00pm

Luna: a play about the Moon

Wardrobe Theatre - Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0DF

Luna is a joyous adventure through humanity’s ongoing fascination with this mysterious lump of dead grey rock, from our earliest attempts to explain its ever-changing presence, to the extraordinary achievements that culminated in Neil...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to 17:00pm

Mini Professors Bristol East- Moon Landing Special

Emersons Green Village Hall, Bristol, BS16 7AP

Mini Professors is bringing you a very special ALL NEW lesson plan in partnership with the UK Space Agency to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We will be running 3 special sessions on Saturday 20th July at Emersons Green Village...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:00am to 17:00pm

Mini Professors Moon Landing Special

Englefield Primary School, Reading, RG7 5ER

A class for 2-6 year olds and their grown ups. Join us for a special class to commemorate the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary. Find out what it was like to be the first people to land on the moon. What did they eat? How long did it take them to get...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 09:45am to 22:30pm

50 Years Since the First Moon Landing

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, SA32 8HN

On Saturday July 20th 2019 it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. In celebration of this the Swansea Astronomical Society is holding an event at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There will be slide shows and talks...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 22:00pm

50 Years Since the First Moon Landings

Othery Village Hall, Othery, TA7 0QU

Join the astronomers from Somerset Levels Stargazers for this special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing! Re-live the moment man first walked on the moon and follow the mission from start to finish with exciting...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing at Dumfries Museum

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Visit the Dumfries Museum on the anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing! Using a Moon landing backdrop you'll be able to recreate the moment yourselves for a unique family photo. There will also be numerous space related craft activities,...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 23:59pm

Apollo Anniversary Exhibition at Perton Library

Perton Library, Perton, WV6 7QU

The astronomy-enthusiastic team at Perton Library Astronomy Group are organising a two week long celebration of the Apollo moon landings taking place from Friday 15th July through to Friday 26th July.This particular event takes place on the day...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

Apollo Anniversary with Liverpool Astronomical Society

Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool, L3 8EW

Experts from Liverpool Astronomical Society are hosting an all day free event at Liverpool Central Library to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing including talks, displays and memorabilia.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Back to the Moon

Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 1HU

Fifty years ago, the first humans landed on Earth’s closest neighbour, the moon. We are now entering a new space race to the Moon, to Mars and beyond! Join us for a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as we highlight...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to Friday 26th July 2019 17:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Moonday with UK Astronomy

Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury, HP20 2QF

Join the team from UK Astronomy who in collaboration with Aylesbury Town Council are organising a special event at Friars Square Shopping Centre in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

MoonFest Family Fun-Day at South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Visit the South Downs planetarium and enjoy this one of their MoonFest fun-days celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. Many space-themed hands-on activities including special shows and presentations suitable for families.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

One Giant Leap Summer Programme at Armagh Planetarium

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Visit the Armagh Planetarium and Observatory this coming Summer and enjoy their special "One Giant Leap" programme of events marking the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. The programme runs from 6th July through to mid-August and includes...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

One Small Step Artwork Installation

Lichfield Cathdral, Lichfield, WS13 7LD

Visit Lichfield Cathedral and experience 'One Small Step' - an interactive artwork installation that will give visitors the opportunity to walk on the Moon as the Cathedral Nave floor is transformed into a lunar landscape. Come and take a...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Space Chase and 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, CM77 8PD

Join the North Essex Astronomical Society who, in collaboration with other local Societies, are organising a day of activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing including planetarium shows and observing the Sun using...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

Stars in Your Skies - Moon Landing at 50

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, SY6

The Stars In Your Skies team at Carding Mill will be providing a week long exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the epic journey to the moon with free stargazing activities for the family.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to Friday 26th July 2019 17:00pm

Fly Me to the Moon at Shropshire Aero Club

Shropshire Aero Club, Sleap, SY4 3HE

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Offers some ‘luna’ fun for all the family. Exhibition of space history and technology, space science, competition (children’s pictures of space) memorabilia, various...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

Apollo 50 Celebrations at Maidenhead Festival

Kidwells Park - Maidenhead, Maidenhead, SL6 7ED

Maidenhead Astronomical Society will be attending the free Maidenhead Festival to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 11:00am to Sunday 21st July 2019 20:00pm

Apollo 50 Festival at Goonhilly

Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve, Helston, TR12 6LQ

Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary in style at Goonhilly Earth Station who are organising a huge festival including big name music acts (Public Service Broadcasting and Orbital), workshops and film screenings. If you're interested you'll need to...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 11:00am to Sunday 21st July 2019 04:00am

Moon Landing Celebration with Leeds Astronomical Society

Leeds City Museum, Leeds, LS2 8BH

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing at this special event at Leeds City Museum in collaboration with Leeds Astronomical Society.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

One Small Step - 50 Years On

TechniQuest Interactive Science Discovery Centre, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

One Small Step is the epic event at Techniquest Glyndŵr in July 2019 celebrating man's greatest achievement, walking on the surface of the moon. Over the weekend of July 20th and 21st there will be a whole host of activities and special events to...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 11:00am to Sunday 21st July 2019 17:00pm

The Moon Landing 50th Anniversary at National Museum Cardiff

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

20 July 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landings and to celebrate the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff are throwing a big, family moon party!On 20 July 1969 the first person walked on the moon, and the sample of moon rock within the...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Saxon Hall - Raunds, Raunds, NN9 6LT

Join astronomer Dave Eagle at the Saxon Hall in Raunds for an afternoon celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This family day starts in the afternoon with a number of full-dome interactive planetarium shows.Under a...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 12:00pm to 21:00pm

Apollo 50 Years on the Moon

St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill, TN40 1SE

Celebrating 50 years of the First Man to set foot on the Moon, Astronomy Adventures along with St Richards Catholic College are bringing together artefacts, scientists and much more, to tell the story about the Race to be first on the Moon. Event...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 13:00pm to 19:00pm

Apollo and the Moon at Keele Observatory

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Keele Observatory opens its doors to the public. Marvel at its giant telescopes and 1960s NASA Moon maps and photographs, hold space rocks or a real piece of a Space Shuttle, and talk with space experts.Free event for all ages, no booking...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Planetarium Show

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Visit Wynyard Planetarium for this special family planetarium show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Rocket making for the kids afterwards (£1 charge to cover materials).

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 13:30pm to 14:30pm

Man on the Moon: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mansfield Museum, Mansfield, NG18 1NB

This free exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by man runs from 20th July through to 5th October at Mansfield Museum. Exhibits include a large image of a lunar rover and model spacecraft from the Apollo, Mercury and...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 14:00pm to Sunday 1st September 2019 21:00pm

Journey to the Moon

Kielder Observatory, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Celebrate the anniversary of the first Moon landing at this family friendly event aimed at younger astronauts (6-12) with activities including designing your own spacesuit control panel and building (and launching) a Saturn V rocket!

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 16:30pm to 19:30pm

Moon Landing Party at Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, G51 1EA

Visit the Glasgow Science Centre for this unmissable one-off family party, exactly 50 years from the moment we landed on the moon. Delve into our very best space themed experiences, and be transported back in time in our retro moon memories living...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Moon Landing Party at Thinktank Birmingham

Thinktank - Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Apollo moon landing at this very special Moon Landing Party! Enjoy an immersive full dome movie in the brand new 4k digital planetarium along with plenty of Moon-themed activities as you explore the museum...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Space Lates (Apollo Special) at the National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester for an evening of guest speakers, planetarium shows, crafts and stargazing with astronomers from Leicester Astronomical Society. This particular "Spqce...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Salford Astro

Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Join the enthusiastic members of Salford Astronomical Society for this special event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Lots of activities are planned including a large screen projector showing the original live footage of...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Moon Landing Anniversary at Herstmonceux

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Visit the Observatory Science Centre for a fabulous weekend of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first astronaut on the Moon. There will be lots of fantastic activities during the day including rocket launching plus there will be a...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

Apollo A Moon Odyssey

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent are running free to visit exhibition over the Summer titled "Apollo 50: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the First manned Lunar Landing" including numerous presentations one of which...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Apollo Astronight at the Science Museum

The Science Museum, South Kensington, SW7 2DD

This July, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing, the Science Museum invites you to a one-off, family-only, overnight space spectacular.Discover what astronauts eat in space, hitch a ride and journey across the...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:00pm to Sunday 21st July 2019 10:00am

Apollo Moon Landing Talk

Woolsthorpe Manor, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, NG33 5PD

Dr Nigel Bannister, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, gives insight into the Apollo 11 moon landings 50 years ago.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Moon Party with Monkton Stargazers

Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing with poetry readings and a photography exhibition.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

We choose to go to the Moon

Scamblesby Village Hall, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Everyone is invited to join East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club for their celebration of the Apollo 11 mission with club member Peter Rea sharing his personal recollections of the first Moon landing. Anyone with an interest in astronomy and space are...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Norman Lockyer Observatory Apollo 50th Anniversary

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Tonight's open evening of the Norman Lockyer Observatory will be a special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing including a presentation, planetarium show and historic telescope tour with viewing if clear.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

That's One Small Step - The Story of Apollo

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Step back 50 years to the momentous summer of '69 when Neil Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin from the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and returned safely to the Earth with their colleague Michael Collins, who had remained aloft circling the...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

Apollo 11 Moonshot with Dr Ken MacTaggart

The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, DG13 0AW

Enjoy a glass of wine whilst Space Historian Dr Ken MacTaggart shares his extensive experience of the Apollo missions having been technical advisor to the History Channel's TV movie "Moonshot". Ken will re-live the actual landing anniversary moment...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

Moonstones Music Performance and Moon Observing

Rollright Stones Ancient Monument, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QB

Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary in style at this music performance by the Stratford Festival Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Simon Kemp, playing music inspired by the moon, the stars and the night time sky.After the performance, the...

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Moon Landings: 50 Years On

Kielder Observatory, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Kielder Observatory are hosting this special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing including a presentation on the Apollo space programme and, weather permitting, observing using powerful telescopes.

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 20:15pm to 23:15pm

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary with Heaton Park Astronomy Group

Heaton Hall, Prestwich, M25 2SW

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with Heaton Park Astronomy Group who will be sharing all things "Moon related" at Heaton Hall including a model Saturn V rocket, meteorite samples and solar observing if the Sun is shining.

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 00:00am to 16:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Each Saturday and Sunday from 29th June through to 21st July the Winchester Science Centre is celebrating the momentous achievement of the first moon landing with a Destination Space live science show and activities. Visit the planetarium and enjoy...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Moon Day at Elan Valley

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP

The Elan Valley Dark Sky Park will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by having a Moon Day, held at the Visitor Centre and Penbont House. Celebrate this special day with us with fun, astronomy themed activities for all...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

MoonFest Family Fun-Day at South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Visit the South Downs planetarium and enjoy this one of their MoonFest fun-days celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. Many space-themed hands-on activities including special shows and presentations suitable for families.

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

One Giant Leap - Celebrate the Apollo Moon Landing at Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum, York, YO41 4AU

Visit the Yorkshire Air Museum for a family friendly day of fun activities including a presentation by Martin Lunn MBE FRAS about space and stars, women in space and of course the Apollo moon landing. Also there will be a cinema projection of NASA...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Apollo 11 Anniversary at Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

Join the team behind the Hampstead Observatory for this very special opening of their facility to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. There will be chance to observe the Sun (weather permitting) and various presentations on the...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 12:00pm to 22:30pm

One Giant Leap for Mankind

The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, DG13 0AW

Enjoy a talk by James Hansen, biographer of Neil Armstron and Pilitzer Price nominee who will give a person insight into the background of the first man to step onto the Moon. Followed by a screening of the fantastic film "First Man". Booking...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

One Small Step - The Legacy of the Apollo Programme

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Everyone is invited to join the members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for this presentation by Dave Newton reflecting upon the Apollo programme, its highs and lows, the scientific discoveries, and Apollo’s impacts on the world that are still...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary with Scopes4SEN

Tissington Village Hall, Ashbourne, DE6 1RA

Join the wonderful team from Scopes4SEN, a charity that distributes telescopes to organisations who support special educational need children and vulnerable people, for this free stargazing event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man on...

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Destination Space - The Moon

Thinktank - Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Visit Thinktank Birmingham for a fun action packed family show learning about the Apollo program, what it takes to get to the moon and what life is like working on the lunar landscape. This show is a celebration of human achievement in the...

Monday 22nd July 2019 from 13:00pm to Friday 30th August 2019 13:30pm

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Join the members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this very special meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, including a presentation by Chairman Colin Daley.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

Apollo and the Moon at Keele Observatory

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Keele Observatory opens its doors to the public. Marvel at its giant telescopes and 1960s NASA Moon maps and photographs, hold space rocks or a real piece of a Space Shuttle, and talk with space experts.Free event for all ages, no booking...

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Landing on the Moon Exhibition

Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

This summer the Herschel Museum of Astronomy will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. Visit them for Moon inspired books, crafts and lots of lunar fun. Exhibition runs from 24th July through to 30th August.

Wednesday 24th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

That's One Small Step - The Story of Apollo

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Step back 50 years to the momentous summer of '69 when Neil Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin from the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and returned safely to the Earth with their colleague Michael Collins, who had remained aloft circling the...

Wednesday 24th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

MoonFest Family Fun-Day at South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Visit the South Downs planetarium and enjoy this one of their MoonFest fun-days celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. Many space-themed hands-on activities including special shows and presentations suitable for families.

Saturday 27th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

Interstellar Spectacular - Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Nottingham, NG1 1LA

Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena will be holding an epic display of light and sound where audiences will be taken to outer-space, as they experience footage of famous moon landings during a unique performance from a Secret Symphony’s Limelight...

Saturday 27th July 2019 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

MoonFest Family Fun-Day at South Downs Planetarium

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Visit the South Downs planetarium and enjoy this one of their MoonFest fun-days celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. Many space-themed hands-on activities including special shows and presentations suitable for families.

Sunday 28th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

The Moon Planetarium Show

Techniquest Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Step foot into our planetarium and experience all things Moon. Together we’ll explore its myths and legends and find out why it’s so important to all of us on Earth. We’ll also look at our missions to the Moon, focusing on the amazing journey...

Sunday 28th July 2019 from 10:00am to 18:00pm

An Evening with the Moon

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ

Join the team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich for an evening of Moon-gazing, including a Moon-themed planetarium show and a chance to look through our 18-tonne Victorian telescope.

Tuesday 6th August 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

Public Lunar Observing Evening

University of Bedford - Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton, LU2 8LE

Observe the first quarter Moon, craters along the terminator and Mare Tranquilitatis as part of the Apollo 11 Moon landing anniversary celebrations. (observing subject to clear skies). Read about the ‘Apollo Landing Sites’ and come along to...

Thursday 8th August 2019 from 00:00am to 00:00am

Apollo 11 Film Screening and Stargazing

Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

On Friday August 9th the Artrix Arts Centre in collaboration with Redditch Astronomical Society will be showing the Apollo 11 movie at 11am and at 10pm that night there will be observing on site with telescopes available from local societies...

Friday 9th August 2019 from 11:00am to 23:30pm

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival Stargazing

Badger Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7JP

Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn from Go Stargazing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. We'll take a short stroll along the Pennine Bridleway (easy going) and...

Monday 9th September 2019 from 20:15pm to 22:00pm

Rosse Observatory Open Evening & Apollo 11 Talk

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Everyone is invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory. On this occasion (22nd October 2019) there will be a special talk by York Astronomical Society member...

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

Society for the History of Astronomy Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo

Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham, B3 3BS

This year's Autumn conference of the Society for the History of Astronomy will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned Apollo Moon landing with a series of guest speakers including Society President Allan Chapman giving his talk "The...

Saturday 26th October 2019 from 09:30am to 16:00pm

Moon Day at Elan Valley

Elan Valley - Visitor Centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP

Just in case you missed the July event, here's a second chance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Come to the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park and take part in fun, astronomy themed activities for all ages, including an...

Friday 1st November 2019 from 10:00am to 16:00pm


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