Marvel in the Lunar Landings Exhibition at The Refuge this Weekend

Bluedot brings special Lunar Landings exhibition to The Refuge We Are Family Weekender this Easter.

By Manchester's Finest | 19 April 2019

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To celebrate 50 years since the first Moon Landing, Bluedot and The Refuge have curated a one-off exhibition of photographs from the Apollo 11 mission, which have never previously been displayed.

In the summer of 1969, one of the most momentous events in the history of science and exploration took place, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon.

The special collection features twenty images taken by the crew themselves – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins – on the Hasselblad 500EL Data cameras, issued to them by NASA.

The images displayed are hand-scanned to 1800 DPI by the Johnson Space Center in 2005. This summer, Bluedot marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landings with a weekend of music, science and cosmic culture at Jodrell Bank Observatory, in July 2019.

The collection will be shown in The Refuge, from Easter Thursday until May 31st.

Over Easter, The Refuge will pay homage to this monumental moment in time, with a Bluedot takeover on Sunday 21st April. In collaboration with the creative minds at Bluedot and Our Kids Social, there will be children activities and intergalactic entertainment – all free to enter.

Spot the walkabout alien and spacemen performers, and explore the themes of science and technology, space, and identity and friendship with a specially commissioned performance by renowned dancer & choreographer Ruth Jones & dancers – all from 11.30am.

The Den will welcome back Ruth Perkins from Science Made Simple, to host a day of pop-up science busking and interactive experiments for both kids and parents to get involved with. Expect plenty of whiz pop bangs from 12:30 pm.

Join The Refuge this weekend for a range of space-themed fun! See you down there…


Lunar Landings Exhibition
Brought to The Refuge by Bluedot Festival

Venue: The Refuge
Date: Thursday 18th – 31st April 2019 


The Refuge, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
0161 233 5151