Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebrations in the PNW

Courtesy of NASA

There are many celebration going on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th in the PNW that do not require preparation months in advance. Multiple museums are having events that do not require tickets!

Portland, Oregon

July 20th, 2019 –> OMSI: Lunar Star Party Viewing Party
Location: Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. Stub Stewart State Park URL: https://omsi.edu/showing/star-party-lunar-viewing
What it is: Star Party for observing the moon

Seattle, Washington

April 13 to September 2 –> Museum of Flight
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
Location: Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
What it is: Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia featured in Destination Moon touring exhibit, Seattle Museum of Flight

July 20, 2019–> Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration
Location: Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Per The Museum of Flight:
“The exhibition includes more that 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Smithsonian, many flown on the historic mission, plus dozens of NASA and Russian spaceflight additions from the Museum’s renowned collection.”

Fun and Interesting Television Events

JULY 8-10, 2019


Chasing the Moon,” a four-hour PBS documentary tracing the origin of the space race through the first lunar landing.

JULY 10, 2019


Back to the Moon,” NOVA special on engineers preparing to send spacecraft to the moon as a stepping stone for missions to Mars, asteroids and other destinations in deep space.

JULY 19, 2019


NASA TV to show anniversary celebrations at NASA facilities across the country.

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