TELUS Spark set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the rocket fuel of science and booze

Whether you’re someone who’s still in awe of the moon landing or someone who’s skeptical of the, wink, wink, “moon landing,” TELUS Spark has an evening for you.

The home of science in the city is hosting an adults-only 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Party Saturday, July 20, to mark the monumental day that man walked on the surface of the body that orbits the Earth. (Note: the word “allegedly” was omitted because we’re still frightened of octogenarian Buzz Aldrin.)

Some of the activities planned for the celebratory evening, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, features something for everyone including:

  • Viewing of the original moon landing
  • A virtual reality trip to the moon
  • Astronomer Alan Dyer “with an exclusive dome theatre show featuring rarely-seen 360-degree panoramas shot by Apollo astronauts”
  • A rocket test with the U of C’s High Altitude research club
  • A show by Calgary improv troupe Kinkonauts 
  • The ability to design your own space patch (!)
  • “Special talks including moon landing conspiracies, surviving on the moon and moons of the universe”
  • And an “epic outdoor beer garden and BBQ,” with $5 happy hour with wine and spirits from 7 to 8 p.m.

As organizers say, “science and booze …  the perfect formula for a great night out!”

Hard to disagree.

For tickets and more information, please click here.