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Friday, July 05, 2019

By The Light of the Silvery Moon

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