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Lunar Landing Anniversary

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon, and we are celebrating on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at the West Regional Library and St Charles Parish Library Planetarium with a Lunar Landing Anniversary party for all ages.

"Fifty years ago, Apollo 11’s lunar landing gripped our planet," said Planetarium Supervisor Jason Talley. "It inspired generations of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and even artists. This July, we hope to inspire the next generation. We will remember that the achievements of the past illuminate our future."

There will be moon and space-themed activities and crafts for all ages, including a virtual reality experience and augmented reality sandbox. There will also be vintage giveaways, including posters that the planetarium has had for almost 50 years.

The Planetarium will show its regularly scheduled shows, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at 10 a.m. and SpacePark 360: Infinity at 2 p.m. There will be special showings of CAPCOM, GO!, where viewers will be immersed in the Apollo story throughout the moon landing event.

Click here to view the Facebook Event.

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