Chasing the Moon

This summer WXXI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon with numerous programs on radio, TV and on-demand programming for a The Summer of Space. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is providing a six-hour film, Chasing the Moon which includes all new science and historical footage. The series will begin in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Chasing the Moon, written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone. The film tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969. In partnership with the area libraries, screening events and hands-on family events devoted to a "Universe of Stories" summer reading programs.

Past Programs:

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 9:00pm
Go inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft in this stunning recreation of the first moon landing.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00pm
Learn how NASA’s epic Voyager missions, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their dazzling moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00pm
Meet the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
This six-hour documentary series thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 9:00pm
NOVA: The Planets, a five-part mini-series tells the spectacular story of our solar system — a narrative spanning billions of years — through the eyes of the latest and most daring space missions ever mounted. 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Join WXXI Kids and Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County as we celebrate the SUMMER OF SPACE during this year’s Exploration Stations!Come explore folktales and hands-on activities about space and the moon! These activities are FREE and open to the public. 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
PBS Summer of Space Line-up coming to WXXI-TV includes “Chasing the Moon” from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and 8 DAYS: To the Moon and Back.
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Explore PBS LearningMedia resources to support the study of space exploration today and the history of the landing on the moon 50 years ago

Local support provided by: 

The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium

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