It somehow escaped my attention, but this week is the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing. As might be expected the National Air and Space Museum, will celebrate this historic event with a day of festivities this Thursday, the 16th.
Countdown to Moon Day kicks off at 10 am. This celebration, which temporarily replaces the Museum's Mars Day! family day, will have a wide array of hands-on items, lectures, discussions with experts, and other activities. For the younger kids (3-6) the NASM will host Lunar story-time at 11 and 1:30 in the Looking At Earth gallery on the first floor. And, as always, be sure to touch one of two moon rocks in Washington, DC. Can anyone tell me where the other is?
If you are unable to make it Thursday, Apollo Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Alan Bean will be having a book signing at the Museum this Saturday, the 19th from 11 to 2.