Charles W. Brown Planetarium to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

Illustration provided by the Charles W. Brown planetarium.Illustration provided by the Charles W. Brown planetarium.

By: Dayna Thompson—

Muncie, IN—Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission – the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on the campus of Ball State University.

Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. We will be premiering a new program, “Destination Mars: The New Frontier,” to look at the future of human space flight as we also reflect back on Apollo 11.

Hands-on activities will start at 2pm in the Brown Planetarium Lobby. Recommended for all ages 8 and up.

Programs are free. No tickets or reservations are required/permitted. Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will continue celebrating this summer with more public programs on select Fridays through August 9th. Visit for more information.