THE LARGEST ANNUAL
SPACE-THEMED EXPOSITION IN TEXAS!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Saturday, July 20, 2019 » 10AM – 4PM
Check out the Moon Day 2019 Activity Guide! It includes a schedule of activities, map of exhibitors, and much more. All visitors will receive a complimentary copy on Moon Day.
MOON DAY PATCH
Students, earn your Moon Day Patch by completing any five pages in our FREE Moon Day Activity Guide!
CALLING ALL SCOUTS!
Scouts can meet requirements for Girl Scout patches and Boy Scout Merit Badges by participating in Moon Day activities. Details will be in the FREE Activity Guide given to everyone on Moon Day.
BUILD AND LAUNCH MODEL ROCKETS
Museum Model Shop
Students age 8 and up – Build and launch model rockets with the Dallas Area Rocket Society! Registration opened on June 14 (fee required). CLASSES ARE NOW FULL. Sessions will be in the Museum Model Shop.
10:30AM – Noon
1:00 – 2:30PM
NEW FOR 2019
SPACE FLIGHT GALLERY
Are you ready to explore a multi-faceted expansion of the Museum’s STEM programming through the past, present, and future of spaceflight? Visit our new Space Flight Gallery!
Get close to a real Lunar Sample (Moon Rock), the only one on display in North Texas. Brought back to Earth by Apollo 15 astronauts, it’s the closest you can get to the Moon from here!
Visit the Texas Space History Kiosk for an interactive learning experience showcasing the role of Texas in the past, present, and future of space travel, including the pioneering accomplishments of our own Beale Aerospace Technologies, Inc.
See new exhibits of space flight artifacts including articles flown in space, personal items of the astronauts, space flight hardware, and much more.
Experience the EarthX Omni Globe® with its internal high-definition projector displaying a variety of detailed images on its 48-inch sphere. With the touch of a button, the sphere becomes Earth, Mars, Venus, or any one of our solar system neighbors. You can even explore the Moon with its fascinating surface features and locations of the six Apollo landing sites.
Join us for a full day of family-friendly, entertaining programs and activities. We have over three dozen exhibitors – and Moon Day is FREE with regular Museum admission!
FIRST 200 STUDENTS Receive a Special Lunar Sample Bag!
Moon Day honors the past, present, and future of space flight. This year, our STEM-focused event also celebrates the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission — on the exact anniversary of the first landing on the Moon — and includes exhibits, activities, and programs for all ages.
Moon Day is presented in collaboration with the
National Space Society of North Texas.
STEM EDUCATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
Hamilton Family Auditorium
11:00 – 11:45AM
Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion where top industry leaders will share how students, parents, and community organizations can better prepare future leaders for the workforce in a global economy—as the Museum celebrates 30 years of educating, motivating, and inspiring all ages in North Texas through STEM Education. There will be some fun STEM-inspired giveaways, and you don’t want to miss this event. Our distinguished panelists are:
Aaron Maestas, Chief Engineer Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon
Barbara Lewis, NASA Space Station Communications/STEM Outreach Lead
Melerick Mitchell, CEO, Drive Influence
Buvana Sivakumar, Director, Data Analysis, Capital One Financial Services
Moderator: Christiana Yerba, CEO, Vouch
The Museum’s Education Department has grown considerably over the years to become exemplary in STEM Education in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout the State of Texas, as illustrated by being chosen in 2018 for the prestigious Million Women Mentors® – Education Stand Up for STEM Award.
ASTRONAUT JOHN E. BLAHA, COL., USAF (RET.)
Hamilton Family Auditorium
1:00 – 1:45 PM
John Blaha spent four months as an engineer aboard the Soviet/Russian Space Station Mir, capping a remarkable aerospace career that includes 161 days in space on five separate missions. He is an Air Force combat veteran and test pilot with over 7,000 hours of flying time in 34 different aircraft. Selected as an astronaut in 1980, he first flew as pilot on STS-29 (Discovery, March 1989) and STS-33 (Discovery, November 1989). He was Spacecraft Commander for STS-43 (Atlantis, August 1991) and STS-58 (Columbia, October-November 1993)—a mission described by NASA leadership as the most successful and efficient Spacelab flight ever flown.
After Russian language training and an intensive training program at the Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City, Russia, Blaha launched on STS-79 on September 16, 1996 to transfer to the Mir space station three days later. For the following four months he served as Board Engineer 2 with the Mir 22 Cosmonaut crew conducting material science, fluid science, and life science research. He returned to Earth aboard STS-81 in January 1997.
“THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON”
PRESENTED BY THE SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL
Hamilton Family Auditorium
2:15 – 3:45PM
This special presentation marks the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the lunar surface and tells the story of this defining moment in our history.
A GALAXY OF ACTIVITIES
Classes for younger students include
- Touring the Moon
- A Lunar Crash Course
- The History of the Apollo 11 Mission
- Fun Space Flight Technology
College-level presentations include
- Future of Space Travel
- Science of Solar Eclipses
- Lunar Studies
- Special Presentation by the inventor of Simulated Lunar Regolith (Moon Soil), Dallas’ own Dr. James Carter of UTD
Earn up to three professional development credits by attending our Teacher Professional Development Program. Learn about engaging space-themed activities you can take back to the classroom!
MOON DAY EXHIBITORS
Check back for weekly updates!
- Amateur Radio in Space (AMSAT Dallas)
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Apollo Legacy in Space Covers
- Apollo VII Spacecraft
- Art of the Airport Tower
- Circle Ten Council STEM Scouts Mobile Laboratory
- Civil Air Patrol
- Collins Aerospace
- Dallas Area Rocket Society
- Dallas Makerspace
- Dallas Millennial Club
- Dallas Personal Robotics Group
- Dallas Society of Women Engineers
- DFW LEGO Users Group
- EXOS Aerospace
- Flight Test Range – Lockheed Martin
- Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- ISS Science and Research – Johnson Space Center
- Jacobs Engineering
- Kelley Miller – Solar System Ambassador
- Mars Rover – The Mars Society
- Moon Rock – Frontiers of Flight Museum
- National Society of Black Engineers – Aerospace Interest Group
- National Space Society of North Texas
- Omni Globe® – EarthX
- Radio Science – Dallas Amateur Radio Club
- Remembering Apollo 11
- Society of Experimental Test Pilots
- Society of Flight Test Engineers
- Solar Powered Radios – Lockheed Martin
- Space Flight Gallery – Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Space Food – Chefsville.org
- SPOC (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule) – Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Starship USS Joshua
- STEM Institute – Dallas County Community College District
- Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
- TCU Monnig Meteorite Gallery
- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department