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50 years since the first moon landing

Saturday 20 July 2019 - Sunday 21 July 2019
Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden
Shows in the Kaiser room, drinks in the Meridiaan lounge
Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.


Do you want to know everything about the moon and the first moon landing? Then come to the Old Observatory on Saturday 20 July! The programme is from Saturday evening 19:00 until Saturday night 2:00. 

19:00-20:00 Reizen naar de maan, wat moet je weten? Show by astronomy student Frank Rensen for children age 8+ (and parents). (NL) Buy € 2,50 tickets here 
20:00-20:30 Moon Quiz #1 by Astronomy on Tap. (EN & NL) Free entry
20:30-21:30 Public lecture: 'What have we learned about the formation of the moon from the rocks and landings?' door prof. Ewine van Dishoeck. (EN) Buy € 2,50 tickets here
21:30 - 22:00 Moon Quiz #2 by Astronomy on Tap. (EN & NL) Free entry
22:00-23:30 Original Dutch TV broadcast from exactly 50 years ago, preceded by a live interview with the original Dutch radio broadcaster Hugo van Rhijn. (NL) Buy € 2,50 tickets here
23:30-00:00 Moon Quiz #3 by Astronomy on Tap. (EN & NL) Free entry
00:00-2:00 Observe the moon through a historical telescope. Free entry Free entry
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