16 July, 2019: Partial Lunar Eclipse and 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

16 July, 2019: Partial Lunar Eclipse and 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Central Europe (and thus naturally also in Göttingen) on 16 July, 2019. Exactly 50 years earlier, the manned space mission Apollo 11 started its legendary journey; four days later, its lunar module was the first spacecraft in human history to land on the moon. The Institute for Astrophysics (IAG) of the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Förderkreis Planetarium Göttingen (FPG) and the Amateur Astronomical Association Göttingen (AVG) are inviting you to the North Campus for a summer night devoted to the Earth's satellite and the first moon landing on 16 July. In addition to shows in a mobile planetarium, observations with telescopes, and lectures, visitors can expect live music, a barbecue, and drinks. Some of the programme items are also suitable for children.

Please find more information here (in German).

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