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The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 lunar landing—the first manned mission to the Moon when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin took that “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate this historic event, Montauk Observatory will hold a FREE 5-hour public program.

DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019
TIME: 1:00 – 6:00 PM
PLACE: Avram Theater at Stony Brook University, 239 Montauk Hwy, Southampton, NY 11968
TICKETS: https://apollo11event.eventbrite.com
PRESENTED BY: Montauk Observatory & Stony Brook University
PROGRAM INFO: www.MontaukObservatory.com
QUESTIONS: MontaukObservatory@gmail.com

1:00 Welcoming remarks by Montauk Observatory and Stony Brook University
1:15 Lecture by Stony Brook University Prof. Timothy Glotch, “50 Years of Lunar Science”
2:15 Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. will introduce & award citations to the Grumman Roundtable panelists
2:30 The Grumman Roundtable: behind-the-scenes stories about Grumman and the Apollo 11 project
3:30 Break and refreshments
3:45 Screening of Todd Miller's acclaimed documentary, “Apollo 11”
5:15 Q&A with Ben Feist, film production team manager and NASA Spaceflight Data Manager & Researcher
6:00 Conclusion

Montauk Observatory (MO) would like to thank it's co-presenter, Stony Brook University (SBU), Dr. Richard Reeder and SBU's Office of the Vice President of Research, Assemblyman Thiele, and all the speakers for generously donating their time and resources to make this event possible and to ensure its success. MO is also grateful to the following organizations for their kind collaboration: the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, the Grumman Retiree Club, and the Long Island Chapter of the IEEE. Thanks, too, to the sponsors for their generous support: Neon/CNN Films, SSERVI (NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute), The Hampton Maid, Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, and Northern Trust.

Montauk Observatory (soon to be called Hamptons Observatory) was established in 2005. It is a publicly supported NYS 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to fostering interest in science, particularly astronomy. To that end, it holds frequent lectures, stargazing events and portable planetarium shows throughout the towns of the east end. MO created the South Fork's first astronomical observatory (in East Hampton) which contains the largest research-grade telescope on Long Island; these state-of-the-art facilities will soon be made available over the internet to students, teachers, researchers and the general public. Montauk Observatory offers its quality educational programs free-of-charge to ensure that they are as accessible as possible to all. Tax-deductible donations to help support Montauk Observatory and its educational programs are always gratefully received.


July 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Donna McCormick


Avram Theater at Stony Brook University (Southampton Campus)
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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