Thursday, July 18, 2013

Remember when the Eagle Landed? July 20, 1969 - Apollo 11 - Family event celebration at Wings Over Miami

I am sure that most of us are too young (or want to be) to remember the moonwalk. I do and I had the lunchbox to prove it!

Wings Over Miami Air Museum is giving Apollo a nod with it's weekend event.

This Saturday, July 20, out at the museum, they are doing some beginner rocket building, having solar viewing with Southern Cross and having the Nike Missile park rangers from Everglades National Park do a presentation.

The Nike Missile presentation runs about an hour and will include the history and current information about the Nike Base hidden inside the park boundaries.

Weather permitting, the Southern Cross volunteers with their solar telescopes will be out on the museum ramp for some safe solar viewing. Solar viewing is done with powerful telescopes which have filters to protect your eyes as you view the sun. To use the telescopes, the volunteers need sunshine and/or partly cloudy skies, so this weeks rain has got to go!

The museum has discounted the admission rates and warns that the rocket building class (8-12 year olds) will only hold 35 kids. There is a $2 materials fee (rocket kits run about $8 in the stores)  for the class on top of the $4 entry charge. The discounted entry is $7 for everyone over 12 years old. Veterans and active duty military are free.

Hope to see you there!

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