Moon Shots

July 20, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon continues into the night with a 21+ over-the-moon event. Special guests, special spirits, and special activities are planned including lightning talks and hands-on activities, all while enjoying custom cocktails by Short Path Distillery.

At 7:00 p.m. Mike Stewart, Marc Verdiell, Ken Shirriff, Carl Claunch and Jimmie Loocke of the Apollo Guidance Computer Restoration Team will be on hand to show off the successful restoration and operation of an Apollo Guidance Computer. Unless you are an Apollo astronaut or part of the team that worked on the AGC and its software, this is the first time ever, to see this computer in action. 

We look forward to seeing you for lift-off. 

(Valid ID required)


Lightning Talks: 

Siranush Babakhanova, MIT Department of Physic
Rana Ezzeddine, MIT Department of Physics, "Stellar Archaeology: Insights into the Lives (and Deaths) of the First Stars"
Scott Hughes, MIT Department of Physics, "Black Holes and Gravitational Waves"
Rachel Morgan, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics, " The Deformable Mirror Demonstration Mission (DeMi) CubeSat Project"
Pat Pataranutaporn, MIT Media Lab, "Space Cyborg and the Future of Interplanetary Species"
Pragati Pradhan, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, "Animal Astronomers"
Minoo Rathnasabapathy, MIT Media Lab, "Space Debris: What, Where, Waste?"

7 p.m. Special Presentation: Apollo Guidance Computer

Apollo Navigation System
Binary Beads
Rover Drop Engineering Challenge
Martian Rovers
Paint the Moon