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Celebrate the Moon Landing’s Golden Anniversary with UT Physics and Astronomy

July 9, 2019

Fifty years ago this month, the United States launched Apollo 11 to the moon. Two American astronauts walked on the moon, set up and performed science experiments, and brought back moon rocks for study here on Earth. Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by observing the moon through our telescopes on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building.

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon

The University of Tennessee Department of Physics and Astronomy will sponsor "Moon Watch: 50 Years Later" on Sunday, July 14, at 9:30 PM. We will have a moon rock from Apollo 16 on display along with star charts and moon map handouts. You can even take pictures of the moon with your cell phone.

Parking is available in the Volunteer Hall Parking Garage on White Avenue behind the College of Law. For more information, call Paul Lewis at 865-974-9601.

Left: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Image courtesy of NASA.

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