Griffith Observatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Moon Landing

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From July 13th through July 24th, the Golden Moon Festival will take place on the front lawn of the Griffith Observatory to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The observatory’s curator, Dr. Laura Danly, says the earth-moon system model will emulate the moon landing each day of its historic mission, including the mission’s shuttle launch, 50 years ago today.

"Saturday the 20th it will land on the Moon figuratively speaking, our little model, and then we will bring them home safely by July 24th as they did 50 years ago.

Dr. Danly says activities have been planned throughout the week, culminating Saturday with the screening of a documentary on ‘Apollo 11.’ Other events that moon lovers can partake include informative panels and an after-hours moonrise party on the observatory rooftop.

Check here for tickets as some events will cost.


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