Moon Day 2016
THE BIGGEST ANNUAL SPACE EXPOSITION IN TEXAS!
at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10am – 5pm
Celebrating the 47th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that led to the first human footsteps on the Moon
Moon Day is free with Museum admission. There is a $25 materials fee for Rocket Build.
Museum admission: $10 Adults | $8 Seniors (65+) | $7 Youths/Students (3-17) | Children under 3 FREE
Moon Day honors previous space flight accomplishments and focuses on current and future activities in space exploration as well. Our STEM-focused event, with an anticipated audience of 2,000 visitors, will include programs and classes for all ages. Moon Day is presented jointly by the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas.
EVENTS AT MOON DAY 2016:
10:30 am Live with ISS
Join us for TALK LIVE to the International Space Station! A select group of Dallas-area students will ask their questions to ISS Expedition 48 Commander Jeffrey Williams in the Hamilton Family Auditorium (mezzanine level).
10:30 am & 1:00 pm Model Rockets
Build at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm;
Launch at 3:00 pm
Join our friends at the Dallas Area Rocket Society to build and launch your own rocket. $25 fee for materials. In the Museum Model Shop (first floor)
11:00 am Moon Academy
Choose fascinating presentations from our “Moon Academy” or “Lunar University”
Moon Day features numerous educational presentations by subject area experts in our “Moon Academy” for young students and our “Lunar University” for college level and above. DISD Educators can receive Continuing Education Credits for attendance at Lunar University classes.
12:30 pm COL. WALT CUNNINGHAM
Our featured speaker will be Col. Walt Cunningham, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 7 mission and the sole surviving crew member.*
The Apollo 7 crew of Walt Cunningham, Donn Eisele and Walter Schirra flew the first manned flight of the Apollo Program from October 11 to 22, 1968. Walt, the only remaining crew member, will talk about the incredible accomplishments of the Apollo Program. The Apollo 7 Command Module is on display at the Museum, on loan from The National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm The SMU Quarknet Physics Circus
Don’t miss one of these three presentations of fascinating demonstrations and lessons in physics from the Southern Methodist University Physics Department.
All Day More highlights for all!
Explore an inflatable planetarium
Get inside a Russian space suit
Check out the Sun’s surface with a SAFE solar telescope
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn Patches and Merit Badges through activities and presentations
More than 36 exhibitors will feature scientific, space-related displays, robotic demonstrations, actual meteorite samples, and activities
Lunar sample bags will be given to the first 250 young visitors courtesy of Moonlite Printing and Graphics of Carrollton
Visitors will also receive a FREE “Astronaut Snack Pack” courtesy of Kroger®, with space-themed goodies such as Sunkist® Fruit Snacks, Star Crunch®, and Lunar Bars®, while supplies last.”
FREE ADMISSION for all military families through the Blue Star Museum program
FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM
6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75209
Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Boy Scout Circle 10 Council
Civil Air Patrol
Dallas Amateur Radio Club
Dallas Area Rocket Society
Dallas Mars Society
Dallas Society of Women Engineers
DFW LEGO User’s Group
EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History’s Noble Planetarium
Fort Worth Society of Women Engineers
Girl Scouts of NE Texas
International Dark Skies Association—Texas
Johnson Space Center ISS Outreach
Kelley Miller—Solar System Ambassador
Mathasium @ Coit and Campbell
National Society of Black EngineersNational Space Society of North Texas
Skyline Aeronautics Dept. Exploring Post 93
Society of Experimental Text Pilots
Society of Flight Test Engineers
TCU Monnig Meteorite Gallery
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.