On 1969, July 20th, Neil Armstrong set his foot on lunar soil, fulfilling the dream that humanity had cultivated since the dawn of time. Thus, the fifth mission of NASA’s Apollo program has been concluded with a success that changed the image of the world and the perception of being in the Universe. On Saturday, July 20th, the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria participates in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the landing of man on the moon, with an event in collaboration with the Planetarium Pythagoras as part of the program of Summer Nights 2019 at the MArRC. At 8.30pm, on the panoramic terrace of the Museum overlooking the sea of the Strait and the starry sky, the astronomer Fabrizio Mazzucconi of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory will hold a conference on the theme: “Apollo 11. It was the year 1969: the year of the Moon”.
The initiative has been included in the RAI programming for Moonday, on July 20, the day in which the Fiftieth anniversary of the landing occurs.
Speakers will welcome greetings: the director of the Museum Carmelo Malacrino and the scientific director of the Planetarium Angela Misiano.
Malacrino declares: “Celebrating with the Planetarium Pythagoras the Day in which the fifty years of the first landing on the Moon occur is a privilege. The marvelous terrace of the MArRC overlooking the sea and the sky is a privileged place to relive the emotions of that magical night of July 1969. Thanks to the Rai transmission, Saturday evening the Museum will host virtually the viewers who will choose to celebrate Moonday with us and in the company of the astronomer Mazzucconi”.