Apollo 11

Land with us on the Moon!

Neil Armstrong was the first. Buzz Aldrin left the iconic footprint there. A total of 12 people walked on the Moon. It’s time for you to go there!
Trips to Space are an everyday occurrence at the Copernicus Science Centre Planetarium. We fly to the stars, to the edge of the known Universe, we circle around black holes. This year, join us for a series of special events, all revolving around our Moon, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing. Let’s celebrate together!

For the next four days, we will accompany astronauts on their extraordinary journey that will culminate with the great Moon landing. You can’t miss it!

Tuesday, 16.07 

Partial lunar eclipse

Apollo 11 takes off from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Goal? “Perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.” The spacecraft comprised the Columbia command and service module and the lunar module, called Eagle.

On the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the Moon has prepared a special surprise for us. From 8:42 p.m. to 2:20 a.m. you will be able to see its eclipse! Join us for telescope observations in front of the planetarium.

Start: 9:00 p.m. Admission to the event will be free.

Wednesday, 17.07

Film marathon

Astronauts carry out the first television broadcast to Earth, starting a series of broadcasts from their spacecraft – in colour.

What’s better than a film about the Moon? A ton of films about the Moon, of course! We are going to show you all we have, as well as some historical materials!

Start: 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 18.07

Moon Exploration Back Then and Now

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are getting ready to move to the Eagle. The Apollo crew connects with Earth and broadcasts for over an hour, in the longest live broadcast from space.

Our lecture will be a little shorter, but it will allow you to see our Moon through the eyes of an expert. Dr Agata Kołodziejczyk will talk about the beginnings of the expeditions, the Apollo programme and contemporary research concerning Luna, as well as future plans for the humanity to go back to the Moon.

Start: 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 19.07

Lunar Concert

Apollo 11 enters the lunar orbit. On Earth, we see the images of the surface of the Luna broadcast to our TVs. The astronauts prepare for the final stage of their journey, while listening to "Music Out of The Moon" by Dr Samuel J. Hoffman.

In the planetarium, the lunar repertoire will be played by the accordion trio featuring Klaudiusz Baran, Rafał Grzaka and Grzegorz Palus.

Start: 7:00 p.m.

Dark Side of the Moon

The dark side of the Moon doesn’t exist. Our natural satellite is evenly illuminated by the Sun, although one of its sides always remains invisible for us here, on Earth. Where did this well-known poetic term come from, then? Perhaps it was coined by artists. Join us in the planetarium for a journey into the world of peculiar graphics from the 90s accompanied by legendary hits by Pink Floyd.

Start: 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 20.07 

The great landing

“The Eagle has landed.” Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were finally there, on the Moon.

Although the astronauts set foot on the surface of the Luna at night (at least in our time zone), we start the celebration in the morning. Come to the showroom to experience our lunar repertoire, stay in the green space at the planetarium, which will be filled with attractions for whole families. Join us at our lunar village!

When?

June-July 2019