50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with PBS

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Get your summer of all things space started with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee PBS! 

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, join us in the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium for  a look back at Apollo 11, shine the spotlight on Milwaukee-raised astronaut Captain James Lovell, and explore Milwaukee’s connection to the race to the moon. 


 

Lunar Film Fest - First Man

Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history.  Rated  PG-13. Released: 2018.

Lunar Film Fest - Apollo 13

At first, it seemed the perfect mission -- too perfect, even, to make headlines. After three days in space, three Apollo astronauts, Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), were finally approaching a long-cherished destination: Apollo 13 was going to the Moon. Rated PG. Released: 1995.

Planetarium - Apollo 11 Stargazing

astronautApollo 11 Stargazing

This special show features two parts. First, audiences will experience the historic Moon walk with the Planetarium's short film, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11.  After exploring the Moon, it's time for stargazing under a clear Wisconsin night sky! This live tour will show you where to look for planets, constellations, and many more heavenly sights.