50th anniversary of the moon landing

New Ars Electronica Center
SUN July 21, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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(Linz, July 17, 2019) On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to enter the earth’s satellite. To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on Sunday, July 21, the new Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K awaits visitors, with a special program, including breathtaking images of the moon’s surface.

The program in detail:

SUN July 21, 2019 / 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Earth and Moon – a close relationship, from Kepler to today

Johannes Kepler’s novel “Flight to the Moon” from 1622 surprises readers with an enormous wealth of details. Erich Meyer from the Kepler Observatory Linz talks about the Earth-Moon system in Deep Space 8K and provides information about the mutual influences and their enormous effects.

SUN July 21, 2019 / 11:30 a.m. -12:00 noon & 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Visual reading: From Earth to Moon – Jules Verne flies Apollo

Exactly 185 years ago, Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. Today, he is regarded as one of the founders of science fiction literature. In the book “From the Earth to the Moon”, he described a journey to the Earth’s satellite with amazing precision – 100 years before the moon landing. A reading from the book is supplemented by special visualizations in Deep Space 8K.

SUN July 21, 2019 / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lecture: The moon, our neighbour in space

Erich Meyer from the Kepler Observatory Linz presents high-resolution panoramic images showing the whole moon in an unbelievable richness of detail. Visitors can expect crater-covered highlands, mighty mountain ranges and the large plains of the oceans of the moon. In addition, Meyer gives an impression of the eventful history of our cosmic neighbor and shows pictures that move the moon within reach using a special recording technique and 3D.

The moon in Deep Space 8K / photocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion

The moon in Deep Space 8K / photocredit: Ars Electronica, Rolf Hempel / Printversion