Join us for a Lunar Landing Celebration


Radford University's Center for the Sciences, 925 E. Main St., Radford, Virginia


Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Free Planetarium tickets!

Shows will be at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Get your free tickets to the shows here:


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with a full day of family-friendly events, including:

  • "Moon 2019” full dome planetarium show produced especially for this day
  • Planetary-themed painting workshops
  • Astronomy activities
  • Tours of the Museum of the Earth Sciences
  • Interactive displays
  • Lectures and much more!

Crew Members

  • Radford University Planetarium
  • Radford University Artis College of Science and Technology
  • Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences
  • Radford University McConnell Library
  • Radford University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Terri Welch of Wine & Design Christiansburg
  • Radford City Public Library
  • Wonder Universe Children’s Museum
  • Virginia Tech Physics Outreach


The event is open to the public with free admission! Stay tuned. Additional details will be posted as they become available.

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We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard..."

President John F. Kennedy

At 3:17 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, July 20, 1969, the Eagle landed on our moon, one of humanity's greatest achievements, and the first time that we truly ventured far from our home on our pale, blue dot. Come join us on Saturday, July 20 as we celebrate this momentous event.   


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More about the Radford University Planetarium

The Radford University Plantarium is open during the fall and spring semesters when Radford University is in regular session and for special events and occasions.

The planetarium is a state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system located in a 10-meter-diameter dome and it can seat up to 55 visitors for a show.

Shows are open to the public and all shows are free. The goal of the planetarium is education in all things astronomical, and everyone is welcome at regular public showings. 

Dr. Rhett Herman, Professor of Physics,, is Planetarium Director.