RASC Vancouver 50th Anniversary of the first lunar landing

Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group
Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group
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Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Campus · Burnaby, BC

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing with the RASC Vancouver Centre July 20, 2019 at SFU's Burnaby campus.

Join us for a gathering with light snacks, door prizes, moon talks and short films followed by observing Jupiter and Saturn at the Trottier Observatory. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebration and talks: 7:30 pm-10:00.
Observing at the Trottier Observatory: 10:00-midnight (weather permitting)

Location: Room SWH 10081 (Saywell Hall)

The room capacity is limited to 150 people so please RSVP if you plan to attend the talks.

Admittance to the Trottier Observatory is on a first-come-first-served basis. RASC volunteers will also have their personal telescopes set up in the plaza.

For more information and a summary of the Observatory House Rules and Etiquette, please visit:


Topic: 50th Anniversary of the first lunar landing.
Speakers: Ted Stroman and Leigh Cummings

Abstract: On October 4th, 1957, the USSR launched the first successful orbital satellite into space. By the end of the 1960s, only 13 years later, the USA successfully landed 2 men on the Moon. Ted Stroman is an expert on the history of the Apollo program that brought that to be. Leigh Cummings has been trying to keep up with the developments in the effort to return to the Moon by the next decade. We hope to give an entertaining and eye-opening picture of where and how we have been to the Moon and where and how we might go on.

About our Events:
All RASC lectures and observing events are open to the public, family friendly, and there is no charge for admission. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who love astronomy and astrophysics. Whether you're a complete beginner, a seasoned astronomer, or you hope to work for NASA someday, anyone fascinated by space exploration is welcome and will enjoy our events