Back to the Moon for Good

Join the Planetarium for the 50 Years of NASA Celebration!

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor, including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is introduced as the largest incentivized competition to date, designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge.

Friday, October 18 at 8:00pm

More dates through November 15, 2019

Friday, October 25 at 8:00pm

Friday, November 1 at 8:00pm

Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm

Friday, November 15 at 8:00pm

Planetarium
2201 W Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428

Event Type

Educational, Planetarium Show

Audience

Events for Students, Events for Faculty & Staff, Events for Alumni, Events for General Public, Events for Prospective Students

Website

http://www.tamuc.edu/Planetarium

Department
Planetarium
Contact Name

Patrick Ross

Contact e-mail

Patrick.Ross@tamuc.edu

Contact Phone Number

9034688650

Facebook Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/TAMUCPlanetarium/

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