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Mad Science brings ‘Walking on the Moon’ to library
Summer programs celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing
Mad Science moon
Educational group Mad Science will present a program on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Wednesday at the Great Bend Public Library.

Educational entertainers from the group Mad Science will talk about “Walking on the Moon” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Great Bend Public Library.

Travel 238,900 miles above the earth as Mad Science commemorates the 50th anniversary of humans first landing on the moon.

“This year’s summer library programming is focused on ‘A Universe of Stories,’ a space and exploration theme in celebration of the first moon landing in 1969, 50 years ago,” said Michael Adamyk, head of marketing and technical services manager at the library. “Mad Science is an educational organization based in Kansas City that provides engaging, entertaining, and hands-on science programs for children. This program at the library will be focused specifically on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.”

The show lasts for about 45 minutes.

With the help of some volunteers, kids will learn what it’s like to explore space and the space technology used on earth today. They can see how expansive our galaxy is, and have the opportunity to participate in science experiments.

More events

Other youth programs scheduled for next week include:

• Space Mission & Coding, 10:30 a.m. Monday, for children pre-K to fifth grade. Code your space rover and then build a rover of your own.

• Post-It Pixel Art, 4 p.m. Monday, for students in grades 6-12. Use hundreds of Post-It notes to create incredible works of art and transform the library’s walls and windows.

• Parachute Egg-Drop Challenge, 2 p.m. Tuesday, for grades 6-12. Create and test a parachute made from recycled materials, then compete to win prizes.

• Constellation Lamps, 6 p.m. Thursday, for grades 6-12. Transform a regular tin can into a lamp that shows the stars.

• Starry Starry Night Puppets, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, for all ages. Program presented by StoneLion Puppet Theater.