Back to the Moon for Good
Start: February 16, 2018 6:30 p.m.
End: February 16, 2018 7:15 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Contact Details

Department of Physics and Astronomy
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UPDATED 1/26/2018: Narrated by Tim Allen, this show chronicles teams around the world who were competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. Launches for this project were scheduled for early 2018, but with challenges ranging from technical and logistical issues to raising money and securing launch contracts, the prize will go unclaimed. However, the contest did spur private companies that are developing space robotics technology for future planetary missions. Come learn about the history of the competition and what great things it inspired.

Program Information

  • Intended Audience: Ages 8+
  • Runtime: Approximately 45 minutes total

Planetarium Information

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge.
  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.