Should there be a need for real space travelers: Wolfsburg would have there a whole set of candidates to offer, mostly children, because: With a celebration for the small and somewhat larger moon fans went on Saturday afternoon in and at the planetarium the celebration week on the occasion of the 50. The situation is dramatic, he said, with the
Landecountdown. And that was actually the highlight of the evening. It is a pity that the anniversary of the landing of the Americans on the earth satellite fell of all things in the factory vacations at Volkswagen. "Nasa didn't think of that at the time," said Eileen Pollex, a consultant to managing director Dennis Weilmann, smiling on the fringes of the children's festival. Nevertheless, the rush to the program was enormous.
On 16. July 1969, the
Mission Apollo 11 with the launch of the Saturn V rocket. As a tribute to this event, on 16. July 2019 as part of the global Rocket Launch Day loud little straw rockets through the Planetarium. "They actually flew," Eileen tells Pollex. And because that worked out so well, creativity was also the order of the day on Saturday: make rockets out of paper, stick them on the straw, and: They didn't get as far as the moon, but they flew, the little rockets – powered in an environmentally friendly way.
Creativity was part of the astronaut training for the young festival visitors. They had to go through five stations, pick up a stamp on their astronaut card, until they were astronauts. At least that's what it says on the card they were given at the beginning of their visit. The beginning was made by luck, no, the wheel of fortune. There were prizes for turned planets. Just now six-year-old Stephan lands on Saturn. "He's worth a block," says lady luck Sylvia Stibbe, and her colleague Maria Klausnitzer presses a stamp on the boy's card.
Right next to the wheel of fortune at the entrance to the planetarium, it was all about fitness: once with the pedalos a few meters, and fit was the child, documented by stamp on the card. Under the dome of the planetarium the children collected their astronomy stamp. But for this they had to experience one of the demonstrations. And with Julia Lanz-Krochelt, the children were allowed to put their geology knowledge to the test. It had namely genuine moon rock and Adequate from the earth in a showcase. There we meet five-year-old Arne from Goslar. He immediately points to a stone that particularly strikes him: "The stone is different," he says. That's right, the expert has cheated in the showcase, a Suevit. "It's amazing how unselfconscious children are in their approach and immediately recognize the differences," says Lanz-Krochelt. Arne has really earned his stamp.
The children's party was colorful, with moon landing waffles or waffles with moon dust, of course, and powdered sugar, and a live broadcast to the Berlin Planetarium. From there Alexander Gerst told about the ISS mission Horizons. In the evening, the festival ended with the
Landing countdown and the original radio communication between the Apollo 11 crew and mission control in Houston from. It was a festival, which transported even more knowledge with a lot of fun, so to speak lessons to touch.