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4 To Watch: 50 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Here's what you can do around Southern California to celebrate the golden anniversary.

One small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind happened 50 years ago Saturday. Here's all you need to know about the 50th anniversary for the Apollo 11 moon landing.

July 20, 1969, hundreds of millions of people tuned in their radios, and witnessed history on old black-and-white TV screens as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. Read more on the history here.

Moon Over Griffith Observatory's Apollo 11 Festival

Celebrate with fellow cosmic companions at the Griffith Observatory for the golden anniversary.

From now until July 24, visit the festival for free, featuring parties, panels, and a rooftop moon party. Read all about it here.

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Retro Celebration at Columbia Space Center in Downeytod

Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join your fellow lunar loving buddies at the Columbia Space Center in Downey. But don't just show up in your regular old blue jeans though. Come dressed to impress in 1960’s attire, and watch the moon landing "live." Admission is free at the center at 12400 Columbia Way in Downey. Learn more here.

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Rose Bowl Invites Astrologer Buffs to 40,000-sq-ft of Video Projections

The Rose Bowl has an immersive show for you. "Apollo 11" features an original story presented in the "spectacular lunar dome with 40K square feet of video projections." Ticket prices range from $50-$215, and the bowl has shows through Aug. 11. Find out more here

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Does the Moon Taste Like Cheese? Pie Hole Says No, With New Treats

What does the moon taste like? Blueberries, apparently. The Pie Hole has several locations that are featuring special treats for the big Apollo 11 anniversary. 

Snag a $1.75-apiece little pie Saturday July 20 at The Pie Hole. Learn more here.

Apollo 11 IMAX Film Looks Back at the Moon Mission


Armstrong's Famous 'One Small Step' Quote, Explained

Was Neil Armstrong misquoted? As the momentous occasion occurred before the eyes of hundreds of millions of Earthlings, they heard a now-famous quote on TV and radio, that sounded like this: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." But is that exactly what he said? Find out here why there's a debate over it.

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