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Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

Arizona Science Center

Mankind's greatest scientific, engineering, and human achievement? Apollo 11 was the NASA mission that landed the first two Americans on the Moon, winning Space Race with Soviet Union (CCCP) as world cheers. Arizona Science Center events throughout July: https://www.azscience.org/events-programs/signature-events/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-celebration/ https://www.meetup.com/EverydaySpacer-com6/events/263022423/ Special Talk by Mike Mackowski of NSS Phoenix | 7 p.m. NASA Candidate Training | 6–7 p.m. Deep Impact Activity | 7:30 p.m. Debunking Conspiracy Theories | 8:30 p.m. Rocket Launching with CREATE | 7:30–9:30 p.m. Scottsdale Museum of the West (Paul Calle, NASA Artist): https://scottsdalemuseumwest.org/project/paul-calles-life-of-exploration-from-the-mountains-to-the-moon-feb-19-through-oct-20-2019/ Apollo connections to Northern Arizona: http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/1107 https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/apollo-11-moon-landing-arizona-places-where-the-astronauts-trained/ar-AADH7Of Apollo 11 JFK Moonshot AR live-stream Experience https://www.jfklibrary.org/ https://youtu.be/MZQH5FeMeFw https://www.twitch.tv/jfklibrary/videos Apollo 11 VR (3D simulators with mission audio) on Oculus Quest https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2164469606967296/ https://youtu.be/Cu1o_Xn6Yy4 Armstrong (2019) documentary by David Fairhead https://www.armstrongdoc.com/ https://apple.co/2X9gGuC https://www.harkins.com/movies/armstrong-86028-0 [masked], Sputnik1 Satellite orbits Earth https://youtu.be/GhJnt3xW2Fc[masked], JFK Presidential Inauguration https://youtu.be/PEC1C4p0k3E[masked], JFK Addresses Joint Session of US Congress https://youtu.be/GhgVZLrxiu0[masked], JFK Speech at Rice Univ. Stadium (Houston, TX) https://youtu.be/WZyRbnpGyzQ [masked]:32:00 MST, Apollo 11 Lift-off (T+000:00:00)[masked]:17:40 MST, Apollo 11 Moon Landing (T+102:45:40)[masked]:56:15 MST, Apollo 11 Moon First Step (T+109:24:15)[masked]:50:35 MST, Apollo 11 Splashdown (T+195:18:35) https://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/apollo11_log/log.htm https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/ Apollo 11 Mission PressKit: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/pdf/A11_PressKit.pdf Apollo 11 Mission Flight Plan: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11fltpln_final_reformat.pdf Apollo 11 Mission Reports: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/pdf/NASA_NTRS_Archive_19710015566.pdf https://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11_MissionReport.pdf Apollo 11 Mission Overview: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html https://www.space.com/apollo-11-complete-guide.html Apollo 11 Lunar Module Animation: https://youtu.be/oX8-IXdABuc Apollo 11 Lunar Descent Animation: https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc Apollo archive http://www.apolloarchive.com/ https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.html https://www.flickr.com/people/projectapolloarchive/ https://www.npr.org/2019/07/13/735314929/the-camera-that-went-to-the-moon-and-changed-how-we-see-it Media spotlights: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/ https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-space-issue/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/apollo-11-moon-landing-1969-tv-shows-celebrating-50th-anniversary-1222497 https://www.space.com/pbs-summer-of-space-television.html https://www.pbs.org/video/galileos-moon-7vidcl/ https://www.space.com/pbs-chasing-the-moon-documentary.html https://nypost.com/2019/07/05/a-guide-to-tv-specials-marking-apollo-11s-50th-anniversary/ https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/apollo-11-moon-landing https://www.britannica.com/science/Apollo-space-program https://artsandculture.google.com/project/moon-landing?e=StellaAccess https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/07/50-years-after-apollo-11-moon-landing-new-age-of-space-travel-is-coming/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/moon-landings-50 https://www.cbsnews.com/video/playlist/apollo-11-moon-landing-50th-anniversary/

Exploring The Moon: Past, Present, and Future!

The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing is the perfect time to reflect back on that momentous occasion — humankind’s first steps on another world. Join a panel of experts for a lively discussion on lunar exploration, where we have been and where we are going. Makers of Phoenix group reserved six spots for this event (under Bill Mar): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-moon-past-present-and-future-tickets-63400456472 Afterwards browse an amazing collection of lunar photography sent back from the Moon over the past ten years by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. You may be surprised by the grandeur of the Moon! https://www.monorchid.com/events/2019/7/19/gallery-barnstorming-the-moon https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-barnstorming-the-moon-tickets-63407032140 The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was conceived and designed to support a human return to the Moon, a lofty objective by any measure. Mission planners required a diverse set of measurements to provide high resolution maps of potential landing sites, an assessment of resources, and a deeper understanding of radiation hazards. As a result, LRO carries seven science instruments, including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, commonly known as LROC (pronounced “el-rock”). LROC is composed of three cameras: two identical Narrow Angle Cameras (NAC) and one Wide Angle Camera (WAC). The three cameras are controlled with a small processing box known as the Sequence and Compressor System (SCS). The LROC hardware was designed and built by Malin Space Science Systems (msss.com), a small company located in San Diego, CA.After more than ten years in orbit, the LROC experiment has proved to be an overwhelming success, accomplishing much more than the original objectives. A short list of technical accomplishments includes global maps at varying illumination, maps of permanently shadowed regions, global topography, the first detailed ultra violet map of the Moon, and high-resolution mosaics and topography with coordinate accuracy of better than twenty meters. Scientific discoveries from LROC images include new insights into the physics of impact crater formation, discovery of very young volcanic features, confirmation that the Moon is shrinking, discovery of silicic volcanoes, a new understanding of how light interacts with the surface, and much more. It seems we have now come full circle to where we started: NASA is now contemplating a human return to the Moon and we certainly have the LROC observations to guide the way! This turnabout comes as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing is upon us, adding significance to this historic occasion, which we celebrate here in images new and old. This small exhibition cannot fully convey the LROC technical and scientific discoveries, but rather is intended to reveal the diversity of the lunar landscape, which can be dramatic, engaging, mysterious, wondrous, and perhaps at times confusing. To me, the Moon is an alluring destination, somewhere I want to go and explore. It is my hope that the LROC images will reveal a Moon that you never knew existed, a place that you too might like to visit. There is no doubt in my mind that humans will someday return to the Moon, and then move outward to Mars and beyond. The big questions are — when and by whom? - Mark Robinson LROC Principal Investigator

ASU Hacks for Humanity

Stauffer Hall ASU Tempe

Hacks for Humanity 2019, sponsored by Project Humanities at Arizona State University (ASU), is a 36-hour hackathon for the social good, challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues. The finished products must embody these seven Humanity 101 principles: kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection. http://www.hacksforhumanity.io Free Registration Required Free admission includes free snacks and meals throughout the event and a chance to win prizes from sponsors. This annual event draws hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members, each with their individual talents and backgrounds of expertise. https://youtu.be/ywJwrWUFEVs Tracks this year include: TBD Campus map: https://www.asu.edu/map/pdf/asu_map_tempe_current.pdf Interactive map: https://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe Parking map: https://www.asu.edu/parking/maps/tempe-current.pdf The closest parking lot is the 10th Street parking structure on South Myrtle Avenue. This parking structure is free on weekends.

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SMoCA Mutual Reality: Art on the Edge of Technology

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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