Mission on the Moon

Celebrate 50 years to the day since the first landing on the moon on Saturday 20th July at Central Library from 10am to 5pm.

  • What was the Space Race?
  • Why did we go to the moon and how did we get there?
  • What does moon rock look like?
  • How does a rocket work?

Find out the answers to all these questions and more at this free event brought to you by Liverpool Astronomical Society in association with Liverpool Libraries.

There'll be talks throughout the day, stalls, hands on and VR activities, models and memorabilia for you to enjoy.

Talks timetable

10.40am and 1.20pm: 'The invasion of the moon' by Mr Hen Clark of the Liverpool Astronomical Society. 

12pm and 4pm: 'Rocket to the moon' by Dr Kevin Bowman (UCLan).

1.20pm and 4.40pm: 'The moon our neighbour' by Martin Lunn MBE.

10.40am and 2.40pm:  'From myth to moon' by Pete Williamson FRAS.