The following is a list of events in Georgia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo that GSGC is aware of. If you know of any others that should be included on this list, please send info to us at gsgc@gatech.edu

 

Museum of Aviation's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Celebration

Date/Time: July 20, 2019 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Warner Robins, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Activities and exhibitions at hanger and grounds

Cola-Cola Space Science Center's Apollo Legacy Celebration

Date/Time: June 21 at 7 PM and June 22, 2019 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Columbus, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Friday: Keynote by astronaut Fred Haise titled “Failure Is Not an Option” details how competence, perseverance, and leadership combine to assure ultimate victory under any circumstances.
Saturday: Interactive activities, limited photo opportunity with astronaut Fred Haise, see real moon rocks from NASA, and more

University of West Georgia's The Eagle has Landed: the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing

Date/Time: June 19 at 7:30 PM
Location: Carrollton, Georgia
A multi-media program, using scale models, videos, and animations to present details of the Apollo 11 mission, visit the launch site and the landing site, and review past and future lunar missions.  Suitable for ages 6 and up.  Located in Crider Lecture Hall, UWG’ s Math-Physics Bldg (Boyd)

Young Harris College Planetarium's Apollo 11: One Giant Leap

Date/Time: July 19 7 PM – 8 PM
Location: Young Harris, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Take a look back at how the astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived in lunar orbit on July 19, 1969 and completed a successful lunar landing the following day.

Fernbank Museum's Moon Landing Celebration

Date/Time: July 20, 2019 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Interactive activities and screening of Apollo 1: First Steps

East Roswell Library's Starry Night

Date/Time: July 20 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Roswell, Georgia
More info: Cost Free, open to the public. Space limited to 20, reservations required. Send email to Karen.swenson@fultoncountyga.gov
Art class/workshop

Harlem Branch Library's Lunar Landings - NASA Solar System Ambassador Event

Date/Time: June 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Location: Harlem, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing with our local NASA Solar System Ambassador, Kelli Cody. Learn all about the Apollo missions and the moon!

Gwinnett County Public Library (Centerville Branch)'s NASA @ My Library Lunar Landing Contest for Teens

Date/Time: July 16 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Snellville, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by assuming the role of a NASA aerospace engineer! Build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow “astronauts” upon landing and compete against teens from other branches. The top 3 engineers will win a prize!

Gwinnett County Public Library (Peachtree Corners Branch)'s NASA @ My Library Lunar Landing Contest for Teens

Date/Time: July 30 at 3 PM – 4 PM
Location: Peachtree Corners, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by assuming the role of a NASA aerospace engineer! Build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow “astronauts” upon landing and compete against teens from other branches. The top 3 engineers will win a prize!

Gwinnett County Public Library (Mountain Park Branch)'s NASA @ My Library Lunar Landing Contest for Teens

Date/Time: July 17 at 3 PM – 4 PM
Location: Lilburn, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by assuming the role of a NASA aerospace engineer! Build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow “astronauts” upon landing and compete against teens from other branches. The top 3 engineers will win a prize!

South Fulton Library's A Universe of NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Historic Moon Landing

Date/Time: July 15 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Location: Union City, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Join us for a live webcast of the guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.

Alpharetta Branch Library 's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Webcast

Date/Time: July 15 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Join us for a live webcast of the guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.

Post Road Library 's Space Race and Beyond: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Date/Time: July 15 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Cumming, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Physicist John Indergaard will share history about the Space Race and talk about possibilities for space travel in the future.

Lucas Theatre For the Arts' Arthouse Cinema: Apollo 11 screening

Date/Time: July 20 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Savannah, Georgia
More info: event’s website
Join the Lucas Theatre in a special Arthouse Cinema screening of APOLLO 11 on the 50th anniversary of what many consider to be one of the greatest achievements in human history- the moon landing.

Global Launch - something that you can do with family/friends in your own backyard!

Date/Time: July 16 anytime
Location: anywhere Georgia
More info: event website
Wherever you are, we want you to join in the celebration with a rocket launch (learn to build your own rocket, or launch a stomp-rocket).  The Global Launch is open to anyone who wants to participate, whether your group is large or small, or even a party of one.

 

And if you would like to make the short trip to Hunstville, Alabama, consider visiting Marshall Space Flight Center (the closest NASA center to much of Georgia):

US Space and Rocket Center

US Space and Rocket Center has multiple events planned throughout June and July:
Interactive activities, re-enactments, panel discussions, car show, parade, and more.
More info: event website