Radford University to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 on Saturday

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7)— Radford University is inviting you to visit their Center for the Sciences Saturday to celebrate the lunar landing.

On this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, people will have a chance to view a special planetarium show for the day, along with a chance to go to the moon live from the auditorium.

You can also participate in astronomy activities, painting workshops and learn from experts in physics, math and astronomy.

Event coordinators hope that young kids will really get a feel for what this day was like half a century ago.

“The thing that I really hope that they take away from this is the excitement that I felt when I was a little kid when I was a little kid and seeing this on television," said Dr. Rhett Herman. "For those of us who were there and remember it, we’ll be reminiscing about our memories of the moon landing."

Saturday's community-wide celebration is for all ages from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.