Earth Calendar for July 16th and July 17th
Commemorate the anniversaries of several milestone space explorations during Family Day from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 19th at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
It has been 45 years since Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon on July 20th, 1969! Several other important space exploration milestones have anniversaries that take place in July: the Viking Lander I landed on Mars on July 20th, 1976, and the Mars Pathfinder mission landed on Mars on July 4th, 1997. And Apollo 15 -- carrying an all-Air Force crew -- landed on the moon on July 30th, 1971. Visitors can see the Apollo 15 command module in the museum's Missile & Space Gallery.
Throughout the day, visitors can participate in demonstration stations and hands-on activities to learn about space exploration and rocketry. In addition, a storytime program begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade kids are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes to hear stories and make a space-related craft.
All activities are free! No advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit the website.
On our Calendar: Northern Kentucky University Archeological students have spent the month of July camping in Fiji, learning the Fijian Culture and, they want to share their experiences with you. Families are invited to explore this hands-on event at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Wednesday August 13th, 6:00 pm. Stations will be set up to sample Fijian cooking, music, environment, tattoos, & your own archeological dig. Reservations are required because the workshop is limited to only 30 participants. Register online.