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The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: A 50th Anniversary Celebration at Stony Brook Southampton

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grumman lunar landing module

DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019

TIME: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

TITLE: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

CO-PRESENTER: Stony Brook University, Southampton

LOCATION: Avram Theater, 239 Montauk Hwy, Southampton NY

REGISTRATION: https://apollo11event.eventbrite.com/


DESCRIPTION: Multiple Events & Refreshments

Professor Timothy Glotch, a Principal Investigator with NASA’s SSERVI project and on faculty at Stony Brook University since 2007, will present a talk entitled “50 Years of Lunar Science: What We Learned From and Since Apollo 11.” Prof. Glotch will describe the advances that we have made in our understanding of the Moon in the 50 years since the Apollo 11 astronauts successfully landed there, as well as the coming decades of lunar exploration & long-term presence.

“The Grumman Roundtable” a panel of retired Grumman engineers will present a behind-the-scenes view of what went on during the creation of the lunar module and their interactions with such notable figures as Joseph Gavin, Wernher Von Braun, and Apollo astronauts.

NYS Assemblyman, Fred W. Thiele Jr., will introduce The Grumman Roundtable and present each member with a Citation to acknowledge their invaluable contributions to the space program.

The day will conclude with a screening of the full version (93 min.) of Todd Miller’s acclaimed documentary, “Apollo 11,” followed by a Q&A with Ben Feist, the NASA Spaceflight Data Management & Visualization Researcher who led the documentary team that restored 11,000 hours of mission control audio to bring the silent footage back to life.

Montauk Observatory (MO) thanks it’s co-presenter, Stony Brook University (SBU), Dr. Richard Reeder and SBU’s Office of the Vice President of Research, Assemblyman Thiele, and all the speakers for generously donating their time and resources to make this event possible. MO is also grateful to the following organizations for their kind collaboration: the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, the Grumman Retiree Club, and the Long Island Chapter of the IEEE. Thanks, too, to the sponsors for their generous support: Neon/CNN Films, SSERVI (NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute), The Hampton Maid, Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, and Northern Trust.

Also of interest: Ed Anderson will give a lecture on observing the moon and how to locate the Apollo landing sites at Southold’s Custer Institute Observatory on Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. More details are online here.


July 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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