Apollo 11 50th Anniversary - Lunar - Stargazing Event

About this event :

Saturday 20th July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and with it comes a fantastic opportunity to celebrate arguably one of humankind’s greatest achievements.

Visit the Cygnus Observatory based at the Washington Wetlands Centre & join the Sunderland Astronomical Society for a an event dedicated to the Apollo 11 50th anniversary.

See the moon in stunning detail through many telescopes and enjoy a tour of the night skies from this welcoming and friendly group of amateur astronomers.

  • Powerful telescopes will be available to view:
  • The Moon.
  • Plus many other astronomical wonders of the night sky.
  • And possibly other members of our Solar System family.

Date: Friday 12th July 2019.

Times: from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

Price: Free Entry (Ticket Booking required)

To control numbers at this event this is a ticket event which can be booked through the Eventbrite webpage.

Tickets will be available to book from 7th May 2019.

Event size: 300, so book your tickets asap!

If it’;s good weather this event will be a sell out, so book your ticket(s) early to reserve a place and avoid disappointed.

Join local astronomers from across the North East for a fun night of Apollo 11 & lunar related astronomical treats at Cygnus Observatory based at the Washington Wetlands Centre.


SAS members: who are participating in this event, please contact the SAS chairman, whether you have telescope or would just like to help out/support the event in any way asap.

We need as many SAS members astronomers & volunteers as possible with & without telescopes to support these events.

Event Information:

  • Suitable for all ages & abilities.
  • Lots of telescopes of all shapes and sizes to see the to see the Moon & night sky.
  • Apollo & Moon related related talks:
    • Moon’s history, the Earth and Moon as a system.
    • Man’s exploration of the Moon.
  • Local amateur astronomer expertise on hand to answer questions & share their knowledge of the night sky.
  • Tickets are free, but please book early as tickets are limited.
  • There will be an opportunity to purchase modestly priced SAS Astro goods and memento of 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Bring suitable clothing for the weather.

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Your host : Martin Kennedy

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