Bring the whole family to the mountain and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing with Skygazing: Man on the Moon.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” when they became the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon.
This July, Talcott is celebrating this historic event with:
- Hands-on Fun! -- Learn about how lunar craters form, how the moon moves, its phases and more with fun, hands-on activities great for all ages.
- A Birthday Party on the Moon? -- A fun way for children ages 4-7 to learn about the moon! Local author Joyce Lapin will share her newly released children’s book, If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
- Up Close Moon & Stars –- Weather-permitting, we’ll use our telescopes to take a close look at the moon, its craters, and sites of lunar landings.
- Sunset Over the Valley -– View the colors of the sunset from our spectacular mountaintop vantage point—946 feet above sea level atop a larger-than-life sundial that is 18 feet in diameter.
Skygazing: Man on the Moon is part of our First Footsteps on the Moon event and immediately follows our exclusive screening of the new, award-winning documentary, Apollo 11. Attend Skygazing or join us for both events and save!
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