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Apollo's 50th Anniversary

Posted: 15 July 2019

It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing on Saturday 20 July. Celebrate with some free lunar-inspired activities!

On 20 July – nearly 110 hours after leaving Earth, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on to the surface of the Moon. The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolises how far we've come in STEM fields in such a short period of time and how missions like Dragonfly to Saturn's moon Titan, would not have been possible without the hard work of NASA astronauts, engineers, technicians and all contributing staff. Science really is at the centre of our (ability to explore the) Universe.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing among friends and family this weekend with our array of exciting moon themed activities that are easy to do at home!

 

Make Your Own Moon Sand

Create shapes and explore colours with easy-to-make Moon Sand.

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Meteorite Mayhem

Create your own meteorites and watch what happens when they hit Earth.

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Pop Rocket Fun

Make a rocket using the power of carbon dioxide.

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Let us know if you try the activities at home by sharing photos and video of your experiments across social media using #EdSciFest #Apollo11 so we can see your results! Enjoy!