Journey to the Moon: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

FSU Invites the Public to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Frostburg State University, in collaboration with the Cumberland Astronomy Club and the Allegany County Library System, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with an evening of events on campus that are free and open to the public.

Journey to the Moon: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing will take place at the Gira Center’s Multimedia Learning Center (MLC) on Friday, July 12, beginning at 8 p.m. Activities include short movies and presentations inside the planetarium, kids’ activities and telescopes for observing the moon and Jupiter.

The schedule includes the movie “Zula Patrol: Down to Earth,” beginning at 8 p.m. for audiences starting at age 4; a tour of the sky and moon at 8:30 p.m. for ages 7 and up; the movie “From Earth to the Universe” at 9 p.m. for ages 7 and up; and the program “Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto the Moon” at 10 p.m. for ages 7 and up.

In case of bad weather, the rain date is Saturday, July 13. Cancellations will be announced on the MLC Facebook page by 6 p.m. the day of the event.

For more information, contact Dr. Jason Speights at 301-687-4339 or or visit

Friday, July 12 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Gira CCIT 186, Entrance, Lobby, and Planetarium

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