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Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has Landed.”

These immortal words announced the landing of Apollo 11’s lunar module in the Sea of Tranquillity on 20th July 1969.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic achievement, Mid-Kent Astronomical Society (MKAS) in association with Canterbury Academy and The STEM Hub will be opening the James Irwin Observatory from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday 19 July at the Canterbury Academy. There will be two showings of a special Apollo 11 presentation, a guided tour of the James Irwin Observatory and a special MKAS display about space and our solar system, including the MKAS Space Timeline.

The talks and the exhibition will be fully accessible although unfortunately, only the more able bodied will be able to climb the steep stairs to the top floor of the observatory where the large telescope is housed. There will be two showings of a special Apollo 11 presentation, a guided tour of the James Irwin Observatory and a special MKAS display about space and our solar system.
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Free ticketed event
Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8QA
Fri 19 Jul 2019
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