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NEW ALBANY — Visitors to the Floyd County Library on Saturday will have a chance to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing through the lens of a planetarium.

On Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., guests of the library at 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, can experience the Curiosity Dome Planetarium and be immersed in space with shows rotating every 30 minutes about the Apollo mission and mysterious moons, according to a library news release. Children can also enjoy crafts and activities that highlight this amazing moment in history and human achievement. This event is free for all ages.

“Future Moon” will take viewers back in time to the Apollo mission, where they will witness man’s first step on the moon, and a theoretical lunar colony. “Moons: Worlds of Mystery” will explore the diverse, fascinating moons of our universe.

The Smithsonian Institution exhibition “Earth From Space” is also on display in the library throughout the summer. This traveling exhibit shows stunning images of the Earth’s surface that were captured by orbiting satellites using remote sensing, revealing intriguing structures and patterns.

The Curiosity Dome Planetarium event is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

For more information, visit www.floydlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/NAFCPL.

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