Date(s) - 07/17/2019
9:45 am - 10:30 pm
2800 E. Observatory Rd.
Free; except for July 19 & 22 events.
times vary, July 13, 16-22, 24. The Observatory commemorates the landmark Apollo 11 mission with a series of special programs. On July 13, it’s the Golden Moon Star Party Kickoff. This Star Party begins at 2 p.m. but will focus especially on the Moon which rises at 5:35 p.m. At 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., there will also be screenings of the full length version of CNN’s Apollo 11 documentary. On July 16 the All Space Considered program remembers Apollo 11 at 1 p.m. The Southern California aerospace industry is saluted at July 17’s “From California to the Moon” panel discussion, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Griffith Observatory’s Anthony Cook and a guest panel ponder “The Once And Future Moon” at a 7:30 p.m. discussion July 18. July 19 features a special 8 p.m. Apollo 11 movie screening followed by an after-hours party on the roof of the Observatory (this event costs $75). July 20, the anniversary of the space walk, will present a series of talks throughout the day. On July 21, at 7:30 p.m., veteran space journalist Leonard David will discuss “The New Space Race.” Observatory Director Dr. E. C. Krupp is the special guest at an Apollo 11-themed “Cosmic Musings” discussion July 22 at 7:30 (tickets cost $25). The Golden Moon Festival concludes July 24 with an All Space Considered program celebrating Apollo 11’s return to earth. A Stations Of Apollo activity on the front lawn starting at 11:45 a.m. on July 16-19, 22, 24 and beginning at 9:45 a.m. July 20-21.