The Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture -11th April


Dr Kevin Bowman Jeremiah Horrocks , UCLan

Thursday 11th April 2019 7.00pm

Darwin Lecture Theatre

University of Central Lancashire. The Showcase starts at 5.30pm in Foster Building, Foster Social Space

Event poster: Moon Landing Poster


On July 20th 1969, one of the greatest feats ever achieved by the human race was accomplished, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon. By doing so they became the first humans to walk on a celestial body other than planet Earth.

To mark the 50th Anniversary of this incredible event, the JHI is showcasing a celebratory evening in which you are invited to experience (or relive for those old enough to remember) the sights and times of those days as well as other things “moon related”.

At the centre of the evening is the show “Rocket to the Moon”, in which Dr Kevin Bowman explains what it was like to live through those exciting times. As the race to the moon is brought to life, you will meet the mighty Saturn V rocket, as you become an Apollo astronaut and embark on your own epic voyage to land on the moon. See the experience unfold before you on a giant two storey screen and full surround sound.

Both before and after “Rocket to the Moon” you can visit The Showcase area where light refreshments will be served and a host of displays and activities will be on show. During this time there is the opportunity to do the following:

• Observe the Moon (weather permitting) using telescopes, with expert guidance at hand.

• See a huge 1/24 scale Apollo-Saturn V model which is over 5 metres tall when stacked. It is made entirely from paper, making it the largest paper model of the Apollo-Saturn V in the world.

• Try a computer simulation landing on the moon using the same method as used on the Apollo missions.

• Take the Brooke Bond PG Tips Race Into Space Challenge, a light hearted picture quiz based around the PG Tips Tea picture cards.


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