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Apollo50 is a landmark event marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

At 20 seconds past 9:17pm on July 20th 1969 600 million people around the world gathered around tv sets.

Never before had so many people been atuned to one event at one time and the world waited curious, wondering, aware and united.

A moment sensed more than understood.

Apollo50 will mark this monumental anniversary of history with an educational and entertaining weekend of science, art, music and culture..

Details including location, line up and tickets will be released very soon…please sign up to be the first to know…

Project_Arthur

An open source space project

To celebrate the occasion we developed something fun called Project_Arthur…a project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly Earth Station. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space Station) using an embedded Raspberry PI and notify you when it is over your chosen location!

Goonhilly Earth Satellite Station in Cornwall, UK , and the iconic Arthur satellite dish, brought Britain into the space age. It enabled transatlantic broadcasts for the first time, carrying broadcasts of Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon on in July 1969 and modernised communications with the rest of the world.

Mission statistics

240

Distance to the moon

600

Viewers who watched The Moon landings

76

Flight time

Event Partners

To entertain with inspiration, innovation and wonder

Event Mission BriefApollo50