Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo at your Ballpark
LRO has a partnership with Minor League Baseball to bring Space Science to the ballpark. Here are some suggested resources to share NASA science with fans.
Important dates this summer include:
• 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch
• Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins begin their journey to the Moon
• 50th Anniversary of First Crewed Lunar Landing
• Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle lands on the Moon, while the Command Module Columbia orbits the Moon
• 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Splashdown
• Safe return to Earth of Apollo 11 astronauts
Below is a list of suggested resources for your event. Feel free to use the suggested activities however they will work best for you or search through some of the included NASA resources to find other materials resources to support your event.
A great activity is to invite the local scientists to share their science with your fans to the park. Some scientists may want to bring their own activities or props to share. If you need help finding local scientists to attend your event, check our suggestions of where to look below.
Videos and Images
President Kennedy’s speech at RICE university
Collection of video from the Scientific Visualization Studio
"We Are NASA" Video
Apollo landing sites and images from LRO’s cameras
Space Stem Forum
NASA is frequently coming out with new visualizations to convey the discoveries made on the Earth and beyond!
The Night Sky Network connects local astronomy clubs with those interested in hosting events to bring the wonders of the universe to the public.
For additional in-person help, we suggest reaching out to your local university astronomy departments or clubs. Typically, university clubs are enthusiastic about public engagement and able to talk about current and cutting edge science happening in their fields.