United Kingdom Prepares for Celebrations Across the Country
27 June 2019
The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) is working in partnership with The UK Space Agency to bring together and share the huge range of Moon events, festivals and activities taking place across the United Kingdom as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
To date, the growing list comprises more than fifty diverse events that aim to collaboratively celebrate this exciting milestone. In addition to the global Moon Landing 50 Events List, a dedicated website has been created by ASDC in partnership with the UK Space Agency for events taking place specifically in the United Kingdom: moon50.uk.
Abi Ashton, Space and Physics Project Manager of ASDC said, “There are loads of amazing events happening across the UK to celebrate 50 years since the first Moon landing and ASDC is delighted to have this developed moon50.uk to showcase these. From Moon festivals in Goonhilly and London to planetarium shows in Glasgow and Belfast through to Luke Jerram’s vast touring Moon artwork, we hope that there is something for everyone. ASDC encourages everyone running Moon events in the UK to share their event with us!”
Professor Robert Walsh, UK IAU National Outreach Coordinator added, “It is excellent that the UK is fully taking part in this unprecedented global celebration of science exploration. The significance of the Apollo Moon Landing cannot be underestimated - the first steps by astronauts on another planetary body is an unforgettable milestone in human history.”
ASDC is a national charity that brings together the UK’s major science engagement organisations to play a strategic role in the nation’s engagement with science. The Moon Landing activities are part of Destination Space, a UK-wide STEM programme, created and led by ASDC, funded by the UK Space Agency, and with expertise from a host of partners.
For more information about the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing in the United Kingdom, please contact the team via the website moon50.uk/contact/ or by emailing Abi.Ashton@sciencecentres.org.uk.