The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College has scheduled several events and STEM-related activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
TJC alumnus Charles R. Price will discuss his 50 years of service as a NASA engineer — including his work on the Apollo 11 mission — from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 13, at the Science Center on the TJC main campus.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended.
Moon Day activities set July 20
On July 20, the day of the moon landing anniversary, the science center will host a full day of activities for all ages.
Events will be held throughout the center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Programs in the Hudnall Planetarium will include moon-related dome shows and guest speakers, including a presentation from Project Stratoclipse and children’s book author Rachael Peters and her dog, Abbi.
A special Moon Academy for all ages will offer activities such as model rocket building and studies of constellations, moon, telescopes and ham radio operations.
Lunar University, geared toward advanced students and adults, will offer a study of lunar rocks, a video presentation on the Apollo trajectory by a NASA engineer and a keynote discussion from “Moon Man” Ken Murphy.
Exhibitors will include the Tyler Civil Air Patrol, Discovery Science Place, Girl Scouts, Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Hobbytown, Mathnasium, “Moon Man” Ken Murphy, Project Stratoclipse, Rachael Peters and Tyler Amateur Radio Club.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, students and seniors. The first 250 guests will receive a commemorative Moon Day gift bag.
The Science Center is located at 1411 E. Lake St. in Tyler.
For more information or reservations, visit sciencecenter.tjc.edu or call (903) 510-2312.