july, 2019

This is a repeating event

wed17jul19:3020:30The Race to Land on the MoonThe Story of the Space RaceSouth Downs Planetarium Astronomy & Science CentreEvent Type :Indoors,Science & Nature

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THE RACE TO LAND ON THE MOON

The ‘Space Race’ began on October 4th, 1957, when the Soviet Union beat the United States and launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into orbit around the Earth.

The Soviet Union also beat the United States by launching the first man in to Earth orbit with Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961. The also launched the first woman into space, Valentina Tereshkova, on 16th June, 1963.

The ‘Race’ effectively ended on July 20th, 1969, with the United States landing the first humans on the Moon with Apollo 11.

Join us at the Planetarium to revisit the technology, challenges and successes of these momentous times in space exploration history.

Tickets
ADULT (16 years +) – £7.00
CHILD (Age 6 -15) – £5.00
(NOT suitable for under 6’s)
The Planetarium is unable to accept credit or debit cards at present. Advance booking is essential. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Time

(Wednesday) 19:30 - 20:30

Location

South Downs Planetarium Astronomy & Science Centre

Sir Patrick Moore Building, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8AE

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