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Local Apollo 11 Anniversary Event For The Family!

Join in a monumental celebration at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center’s (SMEEC) Apollo 11 event. This event is only $5 and is open to all ages. (SMEEC is the Phoenix Zoo’s sister-facility, located at 10409 S. Central Ave, Phoenix.) More info HERE

SMEEC is the optimal location for star gazing; the positioning of the mountain and buildings block ambient city lights, yet still allow unobstructed viewing of the ecliptic – our window into the Milky Way. In 2018, SMEEC took astronomy programming into deep space with the optical deep space imaging system (OSDI). Guests to the Apollo 11 event this weekend will get to see and gaze through this amazing piece of equipment.

July 20 | 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Commemorate the first human footprints on the moon at our celebration of the Apollo 11 landing! 

6 – 7:30 p.m. | Outer Space Crafts and Activities

6 – 6:30 p.m. | Astronomy Chats: Explore the Universe

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Keynote: Space Technology: How Man got to the Moon and Back

7:30 – 8 p.m. | Astronomy Chats: Magic of the Moon

7:30 – 9:30 | Telescope Viewing and Optical Deep Space Imaging (ODSI) Demonstrations

$5 per person, all ages welcome. No registration necessary.

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