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Special Presentation | International Moon Day

Thursday, July 20, 2023
1:00 pm
*Included in General Admission

Location | Destiny Theater

Celebrate the second International Moon Day at Space Center Houston! Dr. Walter Kiefer delivers a special presentation on the observance in Space Center Houston’s Destiny Theater at 1 p.m.

In 2022, the United Nations declared International Moon Day to be annually observed on July 20. This day marks the anniversary of the first landing by humans on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission. The day is also intended to raise public awareness of sustainable Moon exploration and utilization for the betterment of all humankind.

Presenter

Dr. Walter Kiefer

Dr. Kiefer studies the geophysical evolution of the Moon, Mars, Venus, and differentiated meteorite parent bodies. He was a member of the science team for NASA’s GRAIL mission, which explored the internal structure of the Moon using very high-resolution gravity mapping. He also participates in educational outreach programs that communicate the results of NASA’s solar system exploration program to teachers, students, and the general public.

Admission

This special presentation is included in general admission. Members receive free general admission. Not yet a Space Center Houston member? Become a member now to receive discounts on tickets to special events, free general admission and other exclusive benefits.

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