Past Meetup

Back To The Moon For Good (& Picnic)

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Details

Please remember that the Planetarium is about 25 mins walk from Cutty Sark Station through Greenwich Park, so give yourself plenty of time from when you plan to arrive at the station.

Back To The Moon For Good is a 30 minute film at the Planetarium in Greenwich. It chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. In case you don't know about it...erm...you really should: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org.

To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world.

Narrated by Tim Allen.

Cost £6.50

Followed by exhibition:

From Stars to Satellites

Explore the history of satellite navigation, from its origins in stargazing and science fiction to the launch of the ground-breaking European ‘Galileo’ satellite navigation system in 2014. Discover the links and legacies between astronomy, longitude and satellites, bringing the longitude story into the 21st century as we consider how ‘satnav’ has changed the world.

Booking and cost

The Planetarium film is £6.50 and the exhibition is free.

Please book your own ticket here, carefully checking the date and time:

14.45 on Sunday 22nd June.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/back-to-the-moon-for-good

Please tell us in the comments below when you have bought your ticket so I know how many people to wait for on the day. It's unallocated seating, so we can still all sit together.

Meeting Up

The Planetarium is about 25 mins walk from Cutty Sark Station through Greenwich Park and up a hill, so please give yourself plenty of time.

1.00pm - picnic time! Please bring some bites and we'll meet in the park, near the Boating Lake: http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park/map-of-greenwich-park

2.15pm - head up the hill to the Planetarium.

2.45pm - FILM starts (30 mins)

3.15pm - Free exhibition - From Stars to Satellites

4.30pm - Go home, back to park or go to pub, decide on day.

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