The Ohio State University at Newark

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 With The Works and Ohio State Newark

June 5, 2019

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology and The Ohio State University at Newark are partnering to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing with a variety of space-themed activities in July. The public is invited to discover the process behind landing a man on the moon and celebrate the inspiration and achievements of the Apollo program.

Events scheduled at Ohio State Newark:

Tuesday, July 16 | 9:32 a.m. | All Ages
Commemorative Rocket Launch
Participate in Space Camp’s Global Launch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch that landed humans safely to the moon and back. Bring your own air (straw or stomp) or pressurized water rocket to launch to help meet Space Camp’s goal of launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously across the globe. Watch as Ohio State Newark launches a 1/70th scale Saturn V rocket which is more than 5 feet tall and has an engine motor range for a maximum of 430 feet.
This event is weather-dependent. Launch will take place near the T. J. Evans Bike Path, east of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.
Free and open to the public

Saturday, July 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Q & A 8:30 p.m. | John Gilbert Reese Center | All Ages
“First Man”
Join Michael Stamatikos, PhD, in a special screening of “First Man,” the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Ohio native Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, this film is based on the book by James R. Hansen. The Reese Center is located at 1209 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.
Free and open to the public

Events scheduled at The Works:

Tuesday, July 16 | 5-8 p.m. | SciDome | Members-Only Event
Special Movie Debut of “CapCom Go: The Apollo Story”
This immersive, historical documentary showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the moon. This full-dome film introduces a new generation to the immense challenges of the mission and will inspire the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future. The museum will be open for members to explore.
Members only/SciDome tickets are on a first come, first serve basis

Tuesday, July 16 | 8-10 p.m. | LeFevre Courtyard | All Ages
Moon Party!
Bring your telescopes and binoculars, or use some of ours, to gaze upon the full moon rising at 9 p.m. Explore the moon and stars with your family outdoors at The Works as we get to know our night sky. This event is weather-dependent.
Free and open to the public/Drop In

Saturday, July 20 | All Day | Activities: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | All Ages
Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Eagle” landing and the first men to walk on the moon. Enjoy a special Moon Program in the SciDome; experience the science and history of getting to the moon with our new full-dome feature film, “CapCom Go!: The Apollo Story;” have fun with many hands-on activities in the LeFevre Courtyard that explore space, the moon and beyond. SciDome programs will be showing throughout the day.
Free with admission/Free members/Drop in

The Works is located at 55 S. 1st St., Newark, Ohio. To learn more visit or call 740-349-9277.

The Works is the region’s leader in out-of-school STEM education for pre-kindergarten through high school students, and provides teacher professional development across east central Ohio.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.