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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roberson is joining forces with TechWorks! for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Visit TechWorks! and receive $1 off of admission to Roberson and vice versa.

Get more information about the celebration at TechWorks! on July 20


On July 20 and 21, Roberson will be showing Apollo mission and moon-based exploration films. Each will also be accompanied by a night sky tour featuring the sky on the evening of July 20, 1969.

Earth, Moon & Sun
This show examines the Earth-Moon-Sun system with the help of Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Topics include why the Sun rises and sets; how Earth’s rotation and revolution relate to day and night; and the Moon’s orbit, phases, eclipses and surface features.

Back to the Moon for Good
The award-winning 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, chronicles teams from around the world competing for the largest international incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries, but by the citizens of the world.

Asteroid: Mission Extreme
This film takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.


July 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.