Moon Landing in Context

A reflection on the historical and cultural context of one of the most celebrated achievements in the history of humanity.

Through this project, the FSU community explores the history and social environment that intertwines with the events that led to the Moon Landing or were affected by it. We reflect on the impact that these events, collectively, have on today’s society and how they inform the way we are tackling the big challenges of today and the future. The project benefits from resources and support from Framingham State University and the Smithsonian Institution. 

All of Moon Landing in Context events are held at Framingham State University and are free and open to the public. See also FSU Press Release

Join us at the McAuliffe Center on Thursday afternoon, July 18 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s “One Giant Leap”!

This special open house event begins at 2:30, with hands-on activities for the whole family through 6:00. Our evening will end with a single screening of a brand new film (not full dome) about this historic day, which will start at 6:30 in the FSU Planetarium and conclude at 7:15.

Planetarium Program Schedule:

  • 2:45 pm  – Oasis in Space
  • 3:30 pm – Supernova
  • 4:30 pm – Oasis in Space
  • 5:30 pm – Back to the Moon for Good
  • 6:30 pm – Special Film Presentation

Hands-on activities include:

  • Observing the Sun
  • Exploring Lava Tubes on the Lunar Surface
  • Launching Stomp Rockets
  • Designing the Orion Spacecraft
  • Observing Impact Craters
  • Building a Lunar Habitat
  • Making a Pocket Solar System
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