Freitag, 16. Dezember 2022 · 20:00 · English lecture Vortrag

„It was 50 years ago today“

50 Years Last Apollo Flight to the Moon / Reihe: „50 Jahre nach Apollo“

„It was 50 years ago today“

Lecture in English · On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of  Apollo 17

Paul Salazar (Munich Public Observatory)

Friday, 16 December 2022, 8 p.m.
Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

Apollo 17, the last flight to the moon, had lift-off from Earth on Dec. 7 and, back from moon, splashed down on Dec. 19.
Let us celebrate this historic date with a review of the Apollo missions.


Project Apollo was the third human spaceflight program from NASA in the 1960s. Project Apollo led to the first human landing on the Moon. The program featured crewed flights from 1968 to 1972 which ranged from test missions to lunar orbit missions to finally landing on and exploring the Moon. The final lunar landing of Apollo 17 took place 50 years ago, in December 1972, and no human has been back in lunar orbit or landing on the Moon since then. This talk will look back at the sights and sounds of Project Apollo with particular focus on the lunar orbits and landings, the science that was done there, and human experience that we all shared through the stories from the 12 astronauts who walked on the Moon.


Online ticket booking

Advance booking recommended due to the limited number of seats.

Entrance fee: € 8 / 5
Members free

Admission from 7:30 p.m.

If the skies are clear, guests are invited to visit our rooftop observatory after the talk and enjoy the views.