The Saxon Hall - Raunds
Brook Street, 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 full dome state-of-the-art projection system, you will be completely immersed in the event as you experience, almost first-hand, the historic Apollo 11 landing. You’ll be holding your breath as the spidery lunar module softly touches down on The Moon’s surface, with less than 30 seconds of landing fuel remaining in the tank.
At the end of the show, we’ll bring you almost up to date and take a trip up to The International Space Station with Tim Peake, a truly awesome immersive full-dome experience.
Then in the evening there will be a multi-media interactive presentation about the space race between The Soviet Union and The United States. It relates how the Americans overtook the Soviets, using the mighty Saturn V rocket to take three astronauts into lunar orbit.
Relive this exciting period in history to get a real perspective on what it took to fulfil President Kennedy’s pledge, “To Land a Man on The Moon and Return Him Safely to The Earth”.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/07/2019
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.