Adler After Dark: Moonshot

Date(s) - 07/18/19
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Adler Planetarium

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Adler Planetarium

Adler After Dark: Moonshot

Adler Planetarium

July 18, 6:30pm

That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind…”

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong uttered those iconic words, we celebrate the historic moment when millions around the globe saw humanity take its first steps on another world. Travel back to July 1969 with period-themed cocktails and music from The Stingers, and look forward to future “moonshots” with us⁠—only at Adler After Dark.

Explore the immense challenges faced by NASA in CAPCOM GO!, an immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program, and hear how we plan to return to the Moon (and beyond) in the 2020s with special talks, programs, and more.

Get an insider look at Adler’s collection of Apollo and Moon-related artifacts and explore stories from those who were involved in the colossal human and technical endeavor that was Apollo 11 in a pop-up temporary exhibition, Small Steps, Giant Leaps.

Plus, don’t miss a new podcast⁠—Moonrise—by our friends at The Washington Post with an exclusive advance listen set against accompanying visuals for a uniquely immersive experience. Moonrise tells the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon, weaving together the dream of space travel, the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, the transformation of American society and politics, and even the birth of science fiction, to uncover a story that has so much to reveal about our country and about being human. After the show, join host Lillian Cunningham and a panel of space experts as they explore the history and future of space travel.

Top off your night with Project Apollo, a double dry hopped IPA brewed in collaboration with Solemn Oath Brewery, Binny’s, and Omega Yeast that celebrates the 400,000 people who contributed to the success of the Apollo program! Select quantities of Project Apollo will be available for purchase at event bars.

Late 60s-style and space age attire encouraged!


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Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 pm.)  With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget.


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