Apollo Moon Landing 40th Anniversary Celebrated at Denison
Date of Event: July 20, 2009
Posted: July 9, 2009
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for (a) man, one large step for mankind” and became the first person to step onto the moon. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo moon landing with a screening of “In the Shadow of the Moon” at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, in the Denison University Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Producer Ron Howard’s film features actual footage shot by the astronauts themselves, some of it never before seen. Prior to the screening random drawings will be made for moon pies, Tang and astronaut-style-freeze-dried ice cream. An open discussion will follow the film, which is sponsored by the Denison chapter of the scientific research society Sigma Xi. People of all ages are invited to join the celebration of this unique moment in human history.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Screening of “In the Shadow of the Moon” at 7 p.m. on Mon., July 20, at the Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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