Apollo 11 at 50: Marking a Milestone in History

Buffalo Museum of Science special event Saturday to celebrate Apollo 11

July 19, 2019 - 3:49 am

Local museums are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this Saturday. The Buffalo Museum of Science is getting ready for what many call the pinnacle of human achievement with many events and activities planned for the community. 

"We'll have activities all around the floor that are space related and astronomy related," Director of Experience at the Buffalo Museum of Science David Cinquino said. "It is a great day to come to the museum we may even have our planetarium working that day." 

While the first ever landing on another celestial body is a national accomplishment, Cinquino wants to spread the influence Western New York had on the mission through this weekend's celebration. 

"It is really exciting to be in Western New York, a place that had some influence on space throughout the years," Cinquino said. "We have all kinds of things that we would like to relate to that with our Buffalo in Space Exhibit." 

Buffalo-based companies such as MOOG and Calspan have made aerospace engineering an extensive part of the region's past and current background. 

"These companies are still here today employing Western New York and still contributing to the effort," Cinquino said.  

Doors open at 10 AM Saturday with ticket prices at two dollars per person. The Museum of Science will also offer observations on the rooftop open with a solar telescope and a free movie. 

You can head to their website to find out more about Saturday's event. 

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