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Blast off with the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium and the Roger Williams Park Conservancy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic trip to the Moon. Celebration begins with building and launching stomp rockets.
At sunset (8:20pm) the new APOLLO 11 movie begins. Apollo 11 takes us inside NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put humans on the Moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of footage and uncatalogued audio recordings, the film immerses viewers in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground. It launches us to those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. As we gaze into the sky that evening we can look up to the FULL MOON and think about the astronauts that visited there.
A FREE family event that all will enjoy! Event sponsored by the NASA RI Space Grant Program. Film screening presented with the Providence Children’s Film Festival and Cricket Cinema.