July Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday 3rd of July at 7.30 pm

Where: Space Place, Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn.

What:

This month’s meeting will contain the following:

  • Night sky in July
  • Astronomy News
  • Main talk at 8:00 pm

Apollo 50 Plus

Apollo Plus 50 – David Maclennan

Fifty years ago Neil Armstrong made that historic “giant leap for mankind” as he stepped onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.  This presentation outlines what it took to get him there, and looks ahead to NASA’s plans to return to the Moon with the Artemis project in the next decade.

David Maclennan’s passion for space exploration was ignited by the Apollo Moon landings, and he has been lecturing and writing about space exploration ever since.  A founder and former President of the NZ Spaceflight Association, he also edited the Association’s journal Liftoff for many years.

This presentation is part of our celebration of International Astronomical Union Centenary Celebrations.

www.iau-100.org/moonlanding-celebrations-launch