For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the moon. We
know the moon effect tides, animal and plant life, and human mental state
(think lunatic) and bio-rhythms. We even see a human face outlined in the
craters and topography of the moon.
Fifty years ago, on July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launched into
outer space on a quest to put man on the moon and better understand this
powerful influence in our daily lives. The successful mission included Neil
Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s historic moon walk, spending 21.5 hours on the
lunar surface, collecting 47.5 pounds of lunar material and more than eight
days in space. This weekend we pay tribute to these American heroes for
their bravery in exploring the new space frontier.
Let’s celebrate the moon! From the Charlottesville Astronomy Club’s viewing the moon through their hi-powered telescopes, to photo ops of kids in space suits, to MoonPies and kids lunar crafts, we pay tribute to this magical moon. Click here for details of the weekend activities.Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Friday, July 05, 2019