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Moonwalk at 50! - July 20 at the Morris Museum

posted May 20, 2019, 7:33 AM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

Moonwalk at 50! festivities on Saturday, July 20 11AM-5PM. Activities include a crafts, science, a celebratory ‘moonwalk’, and a special screening of the recent hit documentary, Apollo 11. Guest speaker amateur astronomer and space enthusiast Alan Witzgall will give a talk on the first moon landing.

Mr. Alan Witzgall. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Kean University. He is a very active long-term member of Amateur Astronomers, Inc. of Cranford, NJ, and is a past president of that organization. Al is chairman of its Instrument Qualifications Committee, training AAI members in the use of the telescopes of Sperry Observatory. He is currently very involved with public education in astronomy and science outreach programs in general.

He is also active at the New Jersey Astronomical Association in High Bridge, NJ, serving as its Vice-president.

In his professional life, he is a Senior Optician for ESCO Optics of Oak Ridge, NJ. His career in optics came from building telescopes in his basement during his high school and college years. In 1977, one of them, a 10-inch reflector, took first award at Stellafane, the birthplace of the amateur telescope-making hobby in America.

Today we celebrate a momentous event in the history of humanity. Fifty years ago, on July 20th, 1969, two American explorers landed safely on the surface of the Moon, and a few days later returned safely to Earth. 

One Small Step : The Voyage of Apollo 11.

2PM talk time