Apollo 11: Anniversary Moon Landing
Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took ‘...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’ on July 20, 1969. The national effort that enabled Armstrong to speak those words as he stepped onto the lunar surface fulfilled a dream as old as humanity.
To celebrate the 50-year anniversary of this extraordinary event, the Perth Cultural Centre Screen will be showing highlights of raw archival footage and audio recordings from each of the nine days of the Apollo 11 mission. Perth is famous for its embrace of NASA’s space program since its residents turned on their lights and waved torches during the first circumnavigation of the Earth, famously leading to its nickname, the City of Lights. Fifty years on, The City of Lights will once again become a focal point, demonstrating the timeless, unrestrained joy and curiosity of space exploration.
With the audio changing daily to reflect the events occurring each day, this immersive experience reflects the scientific prowess, complex manoeuvres, and extraordinary achievements of the singular mission. Whether you remember watching the moon landing the first time around, or you’ve never had a chance to delve deep into NASA’s archival footage before, this lunar experience is a chance to reflect on the limitless possibilities of scientific and extra-terrestrial experimentation live on the Perth Cultural Centre Screen.
DAY SHOW: 5pm daily
NIGHT SHOW WITH AMBIENT SOUND: 8pm
Daily | 5pm & 8pm
Cnr James and William Street
Perth WA 6000