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Commemorating 50 years of the Apollo 11 space mission!

Be part of the festivities to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 astronauts setting foot on the moon.  Activities include a children’s craft, space science in BASF’s Kids’ Lab, a  reflective ‘moonwalk’, and a special screening of the recent hit documentary, Apollo 11.

11:00AM – 4:30PM 
Enjoy a day at the Morris Museum including videos related to the Apollo 11 mission, solar observing (weather permitting), displays and other surprises from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society.

FREE with Museum Admission

2:00PM – 5:30PM
Purchase a special “Moon pass” ticket for these additional commemorative activities being held at the Morris Museum as well as off-site.

  • 2:00PM – 4:30PM A Children’s craft / space science
  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM “One Small Step: the Voyage of Apollo 11”, an overview of the historic mission, some results and a peek into the future of lunar exploration and beyond..presented by Al Witzgall *
  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM Special screening of the 2019 documentary Apollo 11 in the Bickford theatre  (see trailer below)
  • 5:00PM – 5:30PM Self-Guided “Moonwalk”follow our map to enjoy a leisurely stroll to and through the beautiful grounds of Frelinghuysen Arboretum while reflecting on the monumental achievement of Apollo 11 that resulted in man walking on the moon.

Plus receive Moonwalk goodies

    • Copy of excerpts from official NASA press releases regarding Apollo 11
    • Map of the Moonwalk route
    • Reflection questions
    • A moonpie
    • Morris Museum Moonwalk special commemorative aluminum reusable water bottle for the first 125 people to purchase a “moon pass” ticket 

“Moon Pass” Tickets (includes Museum Admission): 

Museum Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

On-line ticket sales end two hours prior to a program. Tickets will be available at the door.

This event will be held rain or shine.  In the event of rain, the Moonwalk can be done on another day of your choosing, using the self-guided map.

*Speaker – Al Witzgall 

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.



Photo credit top: Moon Landing, Buzz Aldrin, 1969.

Also consider joining us for one of the screenings of the Smithsonian Channel’s The Day We Walked On The Moon at 1:00PM:

  • Sunday, July 21
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Wednesday, July 24

FREE with Museum Admission.


Jul 20 2019


11:00 am - 5:30 pm