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Apollo 17 Eugene Cernan working at the Rover.

Apollo 17 - Eugene Cernan working at the Rover.
Image Credit: NASA/Jack Schmitt (assembled by Mike Constantine)

- Events Celebrating Apollo's 50th Anniversary -

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May 2-July11, 2019, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) “Start Your Week with Space” DEEP event.

Over a series of six talks, KSC looks back on Apollo. Topics include a look into how technology developed for the program changed our lives, what we learned exploring the moon and what we hope to achieve as we prepare to go back – this time to stay. A DEEP Talk will take place every other week beginning May 2, finishing July 11. The public can tweet questions to experts questions during the program using #NASADEEP, or by using the chat window next to the media player. POC: Bethanne Hull at 321-867-9426 or bethanne.hull@nasa.gov.

Kennedy Space Center (KSC), State Road 405, Merrit Island, Titusville, FL 32899, Apollo Anniversary events:

  • July 12, 2019: Astronaut Golf Tournament (cost).
  • July 13, 2019: Astronaut parade followed by an outdoor concert (free).
  • July 14, 2019: Families of Apollo – Brunch and panel discussion (cost), Women in Space panel, Future of Space panel, then VIP Reception (invited/cost).
  • July 15, 2019: : Grand Public Opening Apollo/Saturn V Center (invited/KSCVC guests), unveiling of Apollo 11 crew Statue (time TBD).
  • July 16, 2019: Apollo Celebration Gala, Saturn V Center (sold out), and re-enactment of Apollo 11 launch (cost).

Other Events

This listing is provided solely as a service to readers who may be interested in learning more about NASA’s history. While NASA may be providing exhibits or speakers at these events, they are not NASA events. Attendance may require paying entrance fees or purchasing tickets. NASA does not endorse the event or its sponsors. Information provided by the sponsors was accurate at the time of publication, but may have been updated.

Dec. 5-April 15, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Apollo 8 exhibit, LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, Texas.

Entrance fee required.


Ongoing through December 2019, Moon Landing in Context.

A collaboration of the McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning with Framingham State University and the Smithsonian Institution, McCarthy Center Forum, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA. Panel discussions, lectures, exhibit, and student projects that explore the history and social environment that were inevitably intertwined with the events that led to the Moon landing or were affected by it.

April 13 – September 2, 2019, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108.

A new exhibit featuring the command module, Columbia, and other rare Smithsonian artifacts from Apollo 11.
Lunar landing celebration festival July 19-21.

Must purchase General Admission Ticket

July 2-September 22, 2019, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography at The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, (212) 535-7710.

Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography will survey visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography through the present. In addition to photographs, the show will feature a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and space-flown cameras.
Requires museum admission.

July 13-20, 2019, Apollopalooza 2019, Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver.

A regional celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration. Activities, exhibits, seminars and morel dedicated to celebrating the first Apollo moon landing and showcasing the latest in space exploration and technology. Featuring an Apollo astronaut, industry leading companies, educational STEM activities and speakers.
Entrance fee required.

July 15-20, 2019, Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge., regional hub final challenges, grades 5-12.

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline invites students to enter the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge — the ANGLeS Challenge, challenging student teams to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing using a drone and a LEGO Mindstorm robot.

July 16, 2019, Apollo Celebration Gala, Saturn V Center, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Requires purchased ticket.

July 19-21, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Summer Moon Festival, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Neil Armstrong's hometown will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 landing. NASA will be there with exhibits, demonstrations and activities about historic and future lunar exploration.