Celebrates Apollo 12
On November 14, 1969, a powerful Saturn V rocket launched three men from Earth to the Moon where, for the second time in history, people walked on the surface of another world. Griffith Observatory celebrates the 50th anniversary of this historic achievement with a day of special programs and family activities. Bring the family and join the free celebration or watch on GriffithObservatoryTV.
Apollo 12 at Griffith Observatory
November 16, 2019
Program of Events
Fifty years ago, the Saturn V rocket launched to the Moon with astronauts Charles Conrad, Richard F Gordon, and Alan L. Bean. Apollo 12 was the second mission to send astronauts to the surface of Earth's Moon. Join us for a program of presentations and activities to celebrate and remember this achievement. FREE
The talks throughout the day include:
11:00 a.m. Apollo To the Moon: Too Hard to Hoax – Sadly, millions of Americans say they believe the Apollo missions to the Moon were faked. The evidence says otherwise.
12:00 noon All Space Considered Remembers Apollo 12 – The All Space Considered team Apollo 12 celebrate the mission, its history, and acheivements.
1:30 p.m. Our Dream of Spaceflight with Alan Ladwig – Former NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy and Plans, Alan Ladwig, will discuss his book, See You in Orbit? Our Dream of Spaceflight. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase in the Observatory gift shop.
2:30 p.m. Our Future on the Moon – America has bold plans to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024 in a new NASA program called Artemis. Griffith Observatory staff are joined by author Alan Ladwig for a discussion of our future on the Moon.