Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put the first man on the moon throughout this week at various institutions in the Kansas City Area or in the comfort of your own home.
Different branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library will be hosting “Mad Science: Walking on the Moon,” this week, teaching others about the science it took to make the Apollo 11 mission a success:
• Blue Springs North: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
• Grain Valley: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
• Blue Springs South: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Science City at Union Station will have various events on different days of the week, beginning this evening. Visitors can obtain all-day access to Science City plus a planetarium show as part of a special celebration of the anniversary:
• From 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. this evening, lunar telescopes will be set up for live moon viewings at Union Station’s South Plaza and will be free to use.
• Several moon-themed workshops and activities happening throughout the day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a stage show.
NASA will host several live programs on its website every day until July 24, including the original footage from the moon landing at 4 p.m. Saturday. A full list of programming, which lasts throughout the day each day, can be found on NASA’s live-viewing website, www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
PBS will also be showing the film “8 Days: To the Moon and Back.” Show times on Channel 19 are:
• 8 p.m. Wednesday.
• 12 a.m. Thursday.
• 2 a.m. Friday.
• 2 a.m. Sunday.
• 10 p.m. next Monday.