Celebrate the Moon Landing Anniversary with Adler Planetarium

The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Fifty years later, we celebrate the bold, collaborative efforts of Apollo 11 and imagine the next "giant leap" in space exploration. How do you connect to the triumph of the Apollo 11 mission today? Share your memories, inspirations and personal "moonshots" with us through July 1 in a special display on the 4th floor of Harold Washington Library Center.

Selected stories will be shared in an online exhibition through Google Arts & Culture. For more information, visit Adler Planetarium: Share Your Apollo 11 Stories.

More Ways to Celebrate

See 2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen Friday, July 26 at Harold Washington Library Center. Reflect on 50 years of space exploration with this film screening on Stanley Kubrick's 90th birth anniversary.

What else happened in the summer of 1969? Librarian Kelly recommends materials exploring the moon landing and other big events in the blog post Summer of 1969: 'Space Oddity' Turns 50.