Join us for a star party at Discovery Green. To volunteer, email [email protected].
Event: A Giant Leap - Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Where: Discovery Green Park (1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010)
When: Saturday, July 20, from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
No. of volunteers needed: 10+ telescopes needed.
Notes: This is the biggest event we may have ever participated in. Discovery Green is anticipating 15,000 visitors for the event, and they have a LOT of partners (HAS included) helping out here. Though the event starts earlier, we'll set up after 7:20pm or so (once the paratroopers from the US Army Golden Knights land. Though I list 10 volunteers with telescopes needed here, we could use as much help as we can get.
From their website (https://www.discoverygreen.com/moonlanding):
"The 50th anniversary of the epic Apollo 11 mission to the moon will be celebrated at Discovery Green in a free public event on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Featured will be a paratrooper landing by the Golden Knights, the United States Army's official aerial parachute demonstration team; exhibitions from the Johnson Space Center; Lone Star Flight Museum; commentary by Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot (Harper Collins 2019); a screening of Apollo 11 (2019, 93 min., G); Discovery Green’s artisan/collectible market and much more.
Partners include: NASA, Johnson Space Center, Lone Star Flight Museum, U.S. Army, Rice University, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Houston Astronomical Society, Houston First Corporation and more."