July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on Earth’s Moon.
In WorldWide Telescope, you can visit the Moon in context in “Solar System” mode, or see what the Apollo astronauts saw on their various missions to the Moon during the 1960s and 1970s, in “Panorama” mode.
For a bit more interactivity, consider these WWT options....
- TRAVEL THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM TO THE MOON (then pan, zoon, and explore at will!)
- LOOK AROUND AT THE APOLLO 11 LANDING SITE (& please be patient--sometimes it takes a while to get to the Moon, and just dismiss any error messages you see if you don't use Google Chrome)
- watch this video to learn how to SEE OTHER APOLLO LANDING SITES, starting out at worldwidetelescope.org
If you are an EDUCATOR who would like great curriculum materials for teaching your students about the Phases of the Moon, check out the resources here.
BONUS: Here's our favorite (non-WWT) YouTube video, by David Woods, called "Apollo 11: The Complete Descent."