We have arrived in July 2019. As everyone should know, this month marks the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first landing on the moon. July 20, 1969, was when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface while Michael Collins circled above them in the Apollo 11 command module.
This all-time world-changing event for humanity deserves a special celebration. Especially for those of us who love rocket science! So here are 9 ideas for you to explore in your corner of the universe:
- Gather with friends, family, or coworkers for a moon landing party
- Host a party of your own if none of your friends, family, or coworkers are doing it
- Go to a local science museum for a moon landing event (they all are doing something for it, most likely)
- Go to a local space observatory for a moon landing anniversary event
- Investigate your local public libraries for a moon landing event
- Look at your local colleges and universities for a moon landing anniversary event
- Connect with local professional societies who might be hosting a moon landing event (they would be associated with aerospace, rocketry, astronomy, engineering, or space exploration)
- Celebrate with yourself by watching a movie about the moon landing (See Tip #5 in my book)
- Patch into an online livestream event that will celebrate our 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Those are plenty of suggestions to get you in motion. You have 19 more days to make your plans. When you have your plans set – or have other suggestions – please share them in a comment below.
If you have any specific recommendations or tips for the other readers on any of these suggestions, I will appreciate you writing those below too. Are there any YouTubers you follow and like who are doing something about the first moon landing anniversary?
Thanks for reading and for celebrating humanity’s awesome achievements with rocket science!