Apollo 11 Landing Celebration

Apollo 11 Landing Celebration

July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 12:00am
Edelman Planetarium
Edelman Planetarium Science Hall 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ 08028
Open to the Public
Edelman Planetarium
(856) 256-4389
Open to all

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans on the Moon! We're planning a full day festival with free planetarium shows, a free screening of the biopic First Man, hands-on activities and more. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets for all shows are free, but required. They may be picked up at the welcome table in front of Science Hall on the day of the event.

Hands-on activities will be ongoing from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Study how craters are formed with our Moon Craters activity
  • Observe the Moon through a telescope with our Hide and Seek Moon activity
  • Make your own Stomp Rockets
  • Create a take-home solar system with our Pocket Solar System activity
  • Look for sunspots on the Sun through our solar telescopes (weather permitting)

The Planetarium will be offering free shows throughout the day. Descriptions of each show are available below. Jump to the detailed schedule for show times.

CAPCOM GO! - An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.

Back to the Moon for Good - We're finally returning to the Moon! This is not science fiction: it’s happening now. Teams from around the world are competing for the Google Lunar X Prize, to be awarded to the first non-governmental organization to land on the Moon. The show, narrated by actor Tim Allen, introduces us to the hundreds of men and women who are involved in this exciting contest. The benefits of exploring and utilizing this new world, the valuable resources waiting to be tapped, and the unsolved mysteries still to be solved will all be portrayed in the powerful immersive visual environment of the Edelman Planetarium theater.

First Man - Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Rated PG-13

Laser Dark Side of the Moon - [Explicit] Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other!

Speak to Me
On the Run
Breathe (Reprise)

Join us in the 4th floor Observatory from 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM for views of the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting).

Detailed Schedule of Shows

2:20 - CAPCOM GO!

3:00 - Back to the Moon for Good

3:40 - CAPCOM GO!

4:20 - Back to the Moon for Good

5:00 - CAPCOM GO!

5:40 - Back to the Moon for Good

7:00 - First Man

10:00 - Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

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