50th Anniversary of The Moon Landings - July 16th to 24th

There are a number of events going on during the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

July 16th - Apollo 11 Launch Day

The Prosiect NOS Dark Skies Partnership at M-SParc

An afternoon and evening looking into space commemorating the 50th anniversary, to the day, of the Apollo 11 mission launch.

The public event is from 15:30 to 20:00 in M-SParc and includes a planetarium, meteors, telescopes and a talk by none other than Jo Hinchliffe. Part of the Prosiect NOS dark skies partnership.

July 20th - Eagle Lands on the Moon

July 21st - Man on the Moon

July 24th - Splashdown back on Earth

The Apollo 11 Movie is also showing locally in these locations (correct at time of posting):

Pontio in Bangor

17:30 - Friday, 12 July
14:00 - Saturday, 13 July
20:15 - Saturday, 13 July
17:30 - Wednesday, 17 July

Galeri Caernarfon

17:15 - Monday, 22 July
14:00 - Tuesday, 23 July
14:00 - Wednesday, 24 July
20:15 - Wednesday, 24 July
20:15 - Monday, 29 July

ODEON Wrexham Eagles Meadow

19:00 - Tuesday, 16th July

Cineworld Broughton

Some weekdays around 12 noon.

The Apollo 11 Movie is a 2019 American documentary film edited, produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight from which men walked on the moon. The film consists solely of archival footage, including 70 mm film previously unreleased to the public, and does not feature narration, interviews or modern recreations.

Google have some very interesting stuff in celebration of the anniversary:

And these are pretty interesting too:

Came across this article this morning, appears there is an Anglesey link to the moon landings:

Life of Anglesey man who played vital part in moon landing mission on television.

Who knew?!

Tecwyn Roberts from Anglesey also has a Wikipedia Page:

… and his own documentary, July 18th 22:35 on BBC Wales:

Tecwyn went to school less than a mile from M-SParc at Ysgol Parc y Bont, there’s more about him here:

http://llanddaniel.co.uk/Tecwyn_Roberts.html

Ars Technica have an extensive write up about the Apollo missions: