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The Moon and Beyond: Flashback to the Sixties Calendar

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July 21
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Fifty years ago, humans landed on the moon and earth got a little bigger.

Join us on July 20th and 21st to dive into science in the Sixties. Watch the moon landing as if you had travelled back in time. Learn how nocturnal Adirondack animals traverse the night and test your nocturnal sense by participating in our indoor night hike.

Science in the Sixties was more than just the moon landing, the world was changing and with it, the Adirondacks. Explore the state of the Adirondacks and how humans responded to threats to our ecosystem. This will be a full weekend celebrating the progress of the last 50 years and looking to the future.

Programming on Sunday includes speakers* from the Adirondack Sky Center’s inaugural Adirondack Sky Fest. The festival celebrates the untapped natural resource in the Adirondacks – our dark, clear, unpolluted skies – and the creation of an AstroScience Center museum and planetarium.

*Adirondack Sky Fest programs in the Flammer Theater are free to attend and include:

1:30 – 2:30pm – The International Dark Sky Association – “Light Pollution and Impacts on Wildlife”
The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations. Join representatives of the Association and one of The Wild Center’s animal ambassadors to learn the impacts light pollution has on wildlife in our area.

3:30 – 4:30pm – Al Nagler – “Helping Apollo 11 Astronauts Get to the Moon: Work on Simulators”
How a kid from the Bronx, with a love for astronomy, went on to create optical systems that bridged astronaut training with products to enhance the visual impact of our wondrous universe.