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Celebration Marks 40th Anniversary

July 17, 2009

armstronge28099s-historic-first-stepJACKSONVILLE, Fla.–On Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join MOSH to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the Moon.  “Day of Total Luna-See” will include special planetarium programming, crafts, documentaries and more.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11 a.m - Larry Cat in Space ($1 charge)

This planetarium program popular with younger children, documents Larry the Cat’s unintentional trip to space with his astronaut owner.

armstronge28099s-historic-first-step-1-jpg12 p.m. - Space Rocks ($3 charge plus $1 for glasses)

Put on your 3-D glasses, sit back and experience a multimedia cosmic concert that pairs vivid laser lights with space-themed music.

2 p.m. - Apollo Moon Landing Discussion & Trivia

Join in on a discussion and trivia game on the Apollo mission led by MOSH’s Planetarium Manager.

3 p.m. - Documentary Viewing

Explore NASA’s current mission to the Moon in this documentary that specifically examines the Lunar Crater Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $9 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens and military, and $7 for children ages 3 through 12.  There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members.

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