The Franklin Institute

Summer of the Moon: Celebrate Space History

50 years ago, during the summer of 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing mission brought astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon. Celebrate the mission's anniversary by exploring highlights from the summer of 1969.

The Franklin Institute’s Summer of the Moon highlights include rooftop moon gazing at four Night Skies in the Observatory events, exclusive film and IMAX® screenings, engaging speakers, special live science shows, streaming footage of the 1969 landing, Apollo-era and space-related objects on display, and a spectacular anniversary celebration on July 20—both indoors and outdoors.



June 26, 2019, 10:52am


Marissa McCloy

Digital Media Intern

Marissa McCloy is the Summer 2019 Digital Media Intern for the Franklin Institute, where she works on the website and creates digital content.

Marissa is a rising senior at Lehigh University, double majoring in journalism and graphic design. She is passionate about telling stories through writing, digital media, and visual art, and plans to pursue a career that incorporates these skills after she graduates. 

Outside of the museum, Marissa spends most of her time in nature, with friends, or with books and creative projects. 

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