National Museum of Wales
Cathays Park, 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 Museum’s collection was brought back to Earth. We’ll have moon samples that we are borrowing from NASA and you can put your face through the Buzz Aldrin cut out to have your photo taken actually holding a piece of the moon!
Cardiff Astronomical Society will have a stand full of moon landing memorabilia, and other local astronomy societies will be coming along to fill you in on all things to do with the moon.
We’ll also have games and activities for all the family to get involved with from a make your own craft rocket to playing with our planets!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/07/2019
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.
Sat 20th Jul
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.