In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s 1969 moon landing, the Lebanon Public Library has planned three days of space-related exhibits and activities, including NASA Glenn Research Center’s Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit.
The NASA exhibit will immerse visitors in a fun-filled interactive experience, which includes learning stations and engaging activities. Guests will be challenged to think about how aircraft fly and what it’s like to live and work in space. Current NASA missions are on display, such as advanced aeronautics research and NASA’s efforts to send future human explorers to the moon, to Mars, and beyond. The exhibit features a genuine moon rock, collected by the crew of Apollo 17. The exhibit is housed in an air conditioned 53-foot trailer and is wheelchair accessible; it will be on-site in the Library parking lot from 9:00am to 5:00pm all three days.
NASA is also providing exciting STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities, geared for middle to junior high students and available all three days.
Additionally, the International Women’s Air and Space Museum’s exhibit, 100 Ohio Women in Air and Space, will be set up in the Library all three days.
The Drake Planetarium will bring a portable Explorer Dome and present Return to the Moon, a 20-minute visual experience. The dome holds 40 people per show, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Admission to events and exhibits is FREE. There is no ticketing for the NASA exhibit or the Drake Planetarium; admission is on a first come, first served basis. Events will take place in the Library’s parking lot, pavilion, and in the adjacent Harmon Museum and Conference Center.
This is an all ages event, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.