One Small Step: Apollo 12
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Griffith Observatory Continues it’s Celebrationof NASA’s Apollo Missions to the Moon with Events Marking the
40th Anniversary of the Flight of Apollo 12

Saturday, November 14, 2009
and Sunday, November 15, 2009
  • Hear tales of the history of lunar exploration from Observatory staff.

  • See a real rock brought back from the Moon.

  • Discover how Apollo astronauts trained under the stars in Griffith Observatory's planetarium.

  • Share your memories with friends and family.

On November 14, 1969, just four months after the successful landing on the Moon by Apollo 11, a second powerful Saturn V rocket launched the three astronauts of Apollo 12 on a mission to the Ocean of Storms on the lunar surface. Griffith Observatory celebrates the fortieth anniversary of this historic voyage with two days of lectures and exhibits.

Exhibits are open during regular Observatory hours. Lecture times are listed below. Exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public up to the capacity of the venue. All lectures are in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater.

Lecture Schedule for Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15, 2009:
2:00 p.m.   A Trek to the Ocean of Storms: the Story of Apollo 12
A half-hour lecture by Anthony Cook, Griffith Observatory's Astronomical Observer.
4:00 p.m.   The Moon Landings: Hoax or No Hoax? 
A half-hour lecture by Dr. David Reitzel, Griffith Observatory’s Astronomical Lecturer.
6:00 p.m.

A Trek to the Ocean of Storms: the Story of Apollo 12
A half-hour lecture by Anthony Cook, Griffith Observatory's Astronomical Observer.

8:00 p.m.  The Moon Landings: Hoax or No Hoax? 
A half-hour lecture by Dr. David Reitzel, Griffith Observatory’s Astronomical Lecturer.