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Apollo Anniversary

Apollo Memories


Apollo Lectures

March 18, 2019 : "It's a Dirty Job, But Someone Has To Do It" - Prof Bryan O'Brien
"The devil’s in moon dust details" - Article on Brian O'Brien Space Frontiers lecture

Brian O'Brien talks moon dust

O’Brien’s Space Frontiers Lecture Series talk
April 4, 2019 : 50 Year Recollections - Apollo / NASA - George Abbey, Senior Fellow in Space Policy, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

LIVE STREAM - RSI Spaceport Lecture: "Apollo: 50-year recollections" - George Abbey
April 12, 2019 : Conversation with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

LIVE STREAM - RSI Spaceport Lecture: "A Conversation with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine"

LIVE STREAM - RSI Spaceport Lecture Series


Apollo Animations

These planetarium dome animations were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission. Contact Prof. Patricia Reiff for FREE high resolution fisheye or warped versions - thanks to NASA Space Science Education Consortium support.

Apollo 17 Launch
planetarium dome animation of the Apollo 17 launch with original audio
Apollo 17 lunar module ascent
planetarium dome animation of the Apollo 17 lunar module ascent with original audio


Apollo & Beyond : Conquering Gravity

A full-dome planetarium show celebrating 50 years of exploration beyond Earth's gravity

The 24 Apollo astronauts who reached lunar orbit are the only humans to escape the bonds of Earth's gravitational pull. In APOLLO AND BEYOND we share their exhilarating adventure on the moon and create a realistic future lunar colony where humans could enjoy this low gravity world. Then we explore the other worlds in our solar system, imagining how we might live and have fun there. Finally we look into the universe to understand what gravity really is and to appreciate its power in shaping our cosmos and determining our destiny. The moon is just the beginning of our exploration of gravity in action. This is an adventure for all ages with beautiful environments and a universe of new discoveries.