It was one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Now space fans can celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a selection of fun events this weekend in Cork.
A Moon Walk will invite participants to travel between planetariums at St Peters on North Main Street and Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street. Important milestones in the mission will be represented by iconic Cork landmarks, giving you a feel for the scale of the historic undertaking.
While the event is guaranteed to be fascinating for all ages, younger visitors will also enjoy family-friendly workshops where they can build their own straw rockets and rocket mice.
There’s a bumper schedule of cool stuff happening at each location (check out the full list here) including special planetarium shows, workshops, and guest speakers including Leo Enright, Dr Niall Smith and Dr Niamh Shaw.
RTÉ are broadcasting a live commemorative show from the Cork observatory this Saturday, July 20th.
BCO will also host a new exhibit from on all things Apollo, opening on July 22nd, opening up a whole new area that allows visitors to observe some of the real-time research taking place in their labs.
The Moon Walk takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so check out the available times here.