July 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

John Keller at Console at NASA Johnson Space Center"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." These words were broadcast by astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the Moon at 2:18PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on July 20, 1969.  Six and a half hours later, Armstrong took the first human step onto the surface the moon at 8:56PM MDT.  Join Fiske Planetarium and Director John Keller as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic accomplishment of the Apollo Mission. 

Biography: Dr. John Keller is a planetary scientist, astronomy educator, and Director of Fiske Planetarium. He was just three months old in July 1969, but he has been reminded by his mother for decades that he watched the TV intently as Neil Armstrong took the first human steps on the Moon that summer. At the time, his father Warren Keller, was working on Apollo in Los Angeles, California, as a test engineer for MacDonald Douglas. John remembers his first planetarium visit as a 2nd grade student in Boise. His parents bought him a telescope in 6th grade, and he completed his PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona in 24th grade. 

Regular ticket prices apply ($10). Groupons can be used.

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