- Hear tales of the history of lunar exploration from Observatory staff.
- See a real rock brought back from the Moon.
- Discover how Apollo astronauts trained under the stars in Griffith Observatory’s planetarium.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 15, Griffith Observatory is offering special lectures in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater by Griffith Observatory Astronomical Observer Tony Cook, and Griffith Observatory Astronomical Lecturer, Dr. David Reitzel. All lectures are free and open to the public up to the capacity of the theater.
The Moon Landings: Hoax or No Hoax?
By Griffith Observatory Astronomical Lecturer Dr. David Reitzel
Were the missions to the Moon real? Did men really fly to the Moon and drive around on its surface, or was it all a hoax? In the words of one astronaut, if it were a hoax, “Why would we fake it nine times?” Review the evidence and decide for yourself.
Apollo 15 at Hadley Rille: Exploration at its Greatest
By Griffith Observatory Astronomical Observer Tony Cook
Apollo 15 (July 20 – August 7, 1971) was the seventh of nine manned missions to the Moon, and the first mission to use the Lunar Rover. The rover allowed the astronauts to travel farther than ever before, revealing more of the Moon’s surface. Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m
Saturday, July 30, 2011:
7:00 p.m. The Moon Landings: Hoax or No Hoax?
8:00 p.m. Apollo 15 at Hadley Rille: Exploration at its Greatest
Sunday, July 31, 2011:
2:00 p.m. The Moon Landings: Hoax or No Hoax?
4:00 p.m. Apollo 15 at Hadley Rille: Exploration at its Greatest