WABI previews Apollo 11 anniversary celebration at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) previewed a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing to be held at the University of Maine on July 20. The celebration, “Moon, Maine, and Mars,” hosted by UMaine and the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, will feature a planetarium show, guided space tour and hands-on activities, WABI reported. The event also will include lunch with keynote speaker and UMaine alumnus George Nelson, director of the International Space Station Technology and Science Research Office at NASA. WABI also interviewed Shawn Laatsch, director of the Emera Astronomy Center at UMaine, about the event. Tickets for the event can be purchased online by July 17.