Apollo 11 Family Spacefest at Windward CC

Windward Community College
Bonnie J. Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing and Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office
Joseph Ciotti, 808-236-9111
Professor, Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Apollo11 Family Spacefest poster
Apollo11 Family Spacefest poster

Moon rocks, free Imaginarium 360-movies and more will be featured at the Apollo 11 Family Spacefest at Windward Community College on Saturday, July 20. Families are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and man’s first landing on the moon at the special free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spacefest features Imaginarium shows, moon rocks, a NASA exhibit, special speakers, food, music, aerospace exhibits, Project Imua student rocketeers and lots of family fun. 

There will be hands-on science fun (for all ages) at the Aerospace Exploration Lab, space-facepainting and photo booth with space props.

Speakers include:

11:30–noon Jeff Taylor, UH Mānoa researcher, Legacy of Apollo / Hale ‘Imiloa 133

12:30–1 p.m. Bruce Blankenfeld, Pwo navigator, Polynesian Voyaging / Hale ‘Imiloa 13

1:30–2 p.m. Krissie Kellogg, Windward CC academic specialist, Space Shuttle / Hale ‘Imiloa 133

Gallery ‘Iolani

Many Small Steps, a 50th anniversary NASA exhibit, outlines the steps that led to the first human landing on the moon, from early space flight to Apollo to the future of space exploration, as well as 3D models of the Apollo spacecraft and other space-related items. The State Archives will provide Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 moon rocks and two Hawaiian flags that were placed on the lunar surface by the Apollo astronauts, then brought back to Earth and gifted to the people of Hawai‘i. The Royal Hawaiian Guard will stand honor guard by these artifacts. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Imaginarium (free 360-immersive movies during Spacefest event)

Astronaut – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut! Explore inner and outer space as you experience a rocket launch from an astronaut's point of view and float around the International Space Station in microgravity. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Back to the Moon – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor. And who will win the Google Lunar XPRIZE? We are taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel, ending with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon. Narrated by Tim Allen.

Dawn of the Space Age – 1 p.m. Relive the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Who were these men and women that took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, passion and perseverance to explore.

Much more

Windward CC students from the Project Imua rocketry program will be on hand to talk about their rocket launching experience and offer bottle rocket launching for kids.

Aerospace-related exhibitors will showcase their activities, including Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, PISCES, HI-SEAS and Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium.

Music will be performed by the Pacific Fleet Band–Harbor Brass Quintet. Food can be purchased from The Hub (Windward CCʻs coffee shop in the library) and Waimānalo Country Farms.

This event is co-sponsored by Hawai‘i State Archives and Hawai‘i State Library. For more information, contact Imaginarium Manager Dineene O‘Connor at (808) 235-7350 or dineene@hawaii.edu.



For more information, visit: http://windward.hawaii.edu/Apollo11FamilySpacefest