Library Marks 50th Anniversary Of Apollo Moon Landing

By on July 16, 2019


This summer marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings. Kevin Conod, the planetarium manager and astronomer from the Newark Museum, will present “One Giant Leap” at the Verona Public Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

In this exciting program, learn about one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century: Humans first setting foot on our nearest neighbor in space, the Moon. From 1960 to 1972, the Apollo program launched astronauts aboard the mighty Saturn V rocket, resulting in six amazing lunar landings that returned a wealth of scientific data and almost a thousand pounds of moon rocks to Earth. Conod will also explore some of the spectacular NASA planetary missions that are underway and take a look at how astronauts will once again walk on the lunar surface. At the end of the presentation he will answer questions and you can touch a real rock from space – a meteorite from the Newark Museum’s collection.

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Kevin Conod is the manager and astronomer for the Dreyfuss Planetarium at the Newark Museum. Conod graduated from Stony Brook University in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in astronomy. He is actively involved with local astronomy clubs such as the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey and is currently serving as president of the North Jersey Astronomical Group. Since 1999 he has written the popular “Jersey Skies” column for NJ.com and can be viewed on jerseysbest.com.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Verona Public Library. The Verona Public Library is located at 17 Gould Street, Verona. For more information call: 973-857-4848 or email [email protected]

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