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This website is dedicated to the IAU100's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July 2019.

Moon Landing 50 Celebrations in Senegal
14 July 2019

Image from the lunar observations during the "On the Moon Again" event on 12 July in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: ASPA / Maram Kaïre

 

To celebrate the 50 anniversary of landing on the moon, the local association for the outreach of astronomy in Senegal participated with a local event "On the Moon Again" event on 12-13 July, which provided the opportunity for people to look at the Moon through a telescope. These observations took place in Dakar, the country's capital, at the "Place du Souvenir" near the sea.

On 26 July, a "Lunar Day" activity will also take place in Dakar. The event will consist of a workshop with children  that aims to explain why we see only one face of the Moon through interactive discussions and mentorship.