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‘The Moon: Apollo 11 after 50 Years’ with Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts

Visiting the Moon continues to be one of NASA’s strategic objectives, with July 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first Moon landing.

Join the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library for the NASA @ My Library event “The Moon: Apollo 11 after 50 Years” with Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 11th at the Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, 450 Beaver Street, Bristol.

Additional activities included STEM games and crafts, food, a space themed selfie booth, and autograph and photo opportunities with Mr. Pitts.

One of Philadelphia’s most passionate science educators and sought-after speakers, Derrick has been an integral part of the Franklin Institute since 1978, designing and presenting many of the Institute’s public programs and exhibits.

He serves as a scientific consultant to many organizations, and he has written numerous astronomy columns for newspapers and national magazines.

Since 2010, Derrick has also served as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.

Through his associations with NASA and the astronaut community, he was invited twice to fly items aboard Space Shuttle missions.

Registration for this free, family event began Monday, June 10th.

Register for up to six tickets per person online at www.grundylibrary.org, and collect the tickets at either the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, starting July 1st, or beginning at 5:30pm at the school, on the day of the event.

This civic and social literacy program is offered by Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.