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Saturday, July 19, 2014
ARCHIVE / CELESTIAL EVENT BROADCAST ALERT
Slooh, an organized citizen based astronomy group, will
celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with an amazing free high-definition
lunar broadcast on Sunday, July 20th starting at 5:30 PM PDT / 8:30 PM EDT /
00:30 UTC (7/21) - International Times: http://goo.gl/pUHQih.
was the greatest accomplishment of the human race and the culmination of ten
years' work by half a million people when the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander touched
down on the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Cheering echoed around the globe and after
countless millennia of dreaming about it, people were setting foot on another
Experts soon predicted that
NASA would send people to Mars by the mid-1980s. That there'd be lunar colonies
before the turn of the century. These were even vividly depicted in the classic
film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
But something else happened.
The final three lunar landings -- Apollos 18, 19, and 20 -- were canceled by
President Nixon. And while there was talk over the subsequent years of going
back someday, plans were never adequately funded. The most recent program was
finally axed by President Obama in his first term. If anyone will ever walk on
the moon again, they will not likely be blasting off from the United States.
It's now 45 years later.
Two-thirds of today's Americans weren't even alive when Neil Armstrong made his
"One small step" announcement. Yet the sheer magic and complexity of
that accomplishment marks its date as more significant than the building of the
Panama Canal or the Great Wall of China. It was our finest moment.
Slooh will celebrate the
45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with an amazing high-definition lunar
broadcast on Sunday, July 20th starting at 5:30 PM PDT / 8:30 PM EDT / 00:30
UTC (7/21) - International Times:http://goo.gl/pUHQih. Slooh will broadcast the
event live from a special feed located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Viewers can watch the event
unfold free on Slooh.com. The image stream will be accompanied by discussions
led by Slooh host, Geoff Fox, Slooh astronomer, Bob Berman, Slooh Observatory
Engineer, Paul Cox, along with numerous special guests, including documentary
filmmaker, Duncan Copp, and science journalist, Andrew Chaikin. Viewers can
follow updates on the show by using the hashtag #SloohApollo11.
The panel will explore a
wide range of topics, including not well known stories about the Apollo program
and the numerous conspiracy theories about the landing.
Says Berman, “A
disconcerting minority of Americans think the Moon landings were a hoax, even
though this can be decisively rebutted in thirty seconds. And wild,
still-largely unknown secrets surround that first mission, including humorous
mishaps that did not come to light until much later, that were personally
revealed to me by Buzz Aldrin. Our panel and our viewers are going to have a
lot of fun during this live program commemorating Apollo 11 while we watch the
fat waning crescent Moon look amazing through telescopes located in
On the night of July 20th,
the Moon will not rise until well after midnight, local time. Happily, Slooh’s
feed in Dubai is located in a time zone which allows the telescopes to image
the Moon in the first half of the night for the United States and Canada.
45th Anniversary Apollo 11
Landing Broadcast Details:
Start time: July 20th at 5:30 PM PDT / 8:30 PM EDT /
00:30 UTC (7/21)
Since 2003 Slooh has connected land based telescopes to the
internet for access by the broader public. Slooh members have taken 2.4m photos
of over 40,000 celestial objects, and participated in numerous discoveries with
leading astronomical institutions. Slooh’s automated observatories develop
celestial images in real time for broadcast to the internet. Slooh’s technology
is protected by patent 7,194,146 B2 which was awarded in 2006. Slooh’s flagship
observatory is situated on Mt. Teide in the Canary Islands, in partnership with
the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC). Slooh's worldwide
telescope broadcast network features partner observatories in Arizona, Japan,
Hawaii, Cyprus, Dubai and more. Slooh’s free live broadcasts of asteroids,
comets, transits, eclipses, etc. feature narration by astronomy experts Bob
Berman and Paul Cox and are syndicated to media outlets such as NBC, ABC, CNN,
Fox News, National Geographic, Wired, The Weather Channel and more. Slooh’s
live celestial events have been viewed over a billion times, the highlight of
which was the 2011 lunar eclipse broadcast live on Google Doodle.
Michael Paolucci, Founder and CEO - I am an internet
entrepreneur, having co-founded one of the first advertising networks, 247 Real
Media, Inc. I pioneered the first interstitial and demographically targeted
internet ads, as well as the first online video editor. I created Slooh to connect
people with their fellow man in appreciation of the grandeur of the night sky,
in honor of my friend Blake Wallens who was killed in the attack on the World
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