Apollo 11 moon landing

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Nearly 500 community members gathered July 20 to explore space discovery and celebrate man’s walk on the moon as part of the College of DuPage Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Glen Ellyn campus.

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Booth Expo - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Take a step back in history as we explore the Apollo missions with video footage, photos and interactive demonstrations. You'll have the chance to observe a moon rock, view model rockets, explore the Apollo 11 mission in virtual reality and more from local STEM organizations:

  • American Science and Surplus 
  • Chicago Astronomical Society
  • COD Astronomy Club
  • Glen Ellyn Library
  • Naperville Astronomy Association
  • Northern Illinois Rocketry Association
  • SciTech Museum
  • Waubonsee Community College

Q&A With Author David Chudwin, M.D. - 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. 

Hear Dr. Chudwin’s first-hand account of reporting the Apollo 11 launch in 1969.  As the only college journalist at the launch, hear his unique account for such a historic event.   

Mankind's Greatest Adventure: Apollo Reaches the Moon - 7:30 p.m.

Presented by College of DuPage Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Joseph DalSanto

For centuries, humankind dreamed of one day reaching the moon. During the 1960s, NASA made that dream a reality with 12 astronauts walking on the lunar surface in six landings. Join us for a look back at these historic adventures as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Apollo 11.

This talk is free as part of the Sage Series but requires pre-registration. To register, please call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208.

 

This event is funded pursuant to a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and funded partially through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

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Remembering Apollo 11

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Apollo 11 launch American flag
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Apollo 11 water landing
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Apollo 11 Astronaut spacesuit

"The surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers, like powdered charcoal, to the sole and sides of my boots."

Neil Armstrong, describing the surface of the moon