Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration — July 11, 2019

Riverside, Ca –

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of moon-landing, and we are excited to invite you to celebrate this incredible event! Please join us on the UCR campus and learn more about the Apollo 11 legacy as well as the current missions to the solar-system planets and moons. The event will also feature telescope viewings of the moon, and multiple hands-on activities. We look forward to having you here!

  • Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Place: UC Riverside, Pierce Lawn and Life Sciences Building
  • Program: 

  Public Lecture, 7:30-8:30pm, Life Sciences 1500

Speaker: Prof. Timothy Lyons, Department of Earth Sciences

Title: Fifty Years of Discovery—From the Moon to Mars and Beyond


  Telescope Viewings, 8:30-9:30pm, Pierce Lawn


  Hands-on Activities, 6:30-7:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm, Life Sciences Walkway/Courtyard

Activities include: Touching a Martian Meteorite!, Moon Phases and Lunar Eclipse, and Cratering Experiments. 

  • Admission:  Free and open to the public, no RSVP required
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking in Lot 6
  • Information: Dr. Xinnan Du at