On Saturday 20th July, the Aldrin Family Foundation will host a day-long, free family celebration in support of The People’s Moon project in Times Square in honor of the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of all time – landing a human on the Moon. City, state and national partners have come together to help transform the heart of New York City into Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site. From fun-filled educational activities to iconic footage from 1969 on the infamous Times Square screens families will have the opportunity to spend nearly 14 hours celebrating this historic milestone.
Guests will also be able to walk on a giant, floor-based mosaic of the iconic Moon boot print. The mosaic will be populated with photos from people around the world sharing their “giant leap” moments and dreams, as well as memories from Apollo 11.
“50 years ago, the entire world came together to experience and celebrate the first lunar landing,” said Dan Levi, EVP & CMO, Clear Channel Outdoor. “We’re honored to use our digital screens in Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, to help people from all nations countdown to and relive this historic moment.”
LONDON PICCADILLY LIGHTS
On Saturday 20th July, the People’s Moon will dominate the entire Piccadilly Lights screen between 9-10pm on Saturday 20 July 2019, the exact hour 50 years ago that Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the Moon. The Piccadilly Circus screens will display 10,000 images from both the NASA archies and from public submissions submitted to the People’s Moon website, as well as historical sequences provided and co-produced by UK based Blue Aurora Media, with additional material from Stephen Slater.
Derek Manns, Digital Advertising Manager at Landsec, which operates the Piccadilly Lights said: “Piccadilly Lights is renowned for capturing the eyes and minds of over 300 million people that pass through Piccadilly Circus each year. This interactive experience from The People’s Moon is a great opportunity to unite people all over the world, and we’re excited to be part of the celebrations for this inspiring moment in our history.”
SINGAPORE SPACE & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
On Saturday 20th July, a combination of artwork by The People’s Picture and historical footage produced by Blue Aurora Media will be screened around the world and at the Art Science Museum, Marina Bay the celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to land on the Moon.
“We are delighted to be coordinating Singapore’s participation in The People’s Moon project,” said Yvonne Lin, Assistant Director at the Singapore Space and Technology Association. “This is an exciting time for the space industry in Singapore with major opportunities in the rapidly growing commercial and scientific sector.”
“The People’s Moon is an opportunity for Singaporeans to join all of the world’s citizens to become a part of a living legacy time capsule,” explained Marshall. “Everyone on Earth has a dream. The idea behind The People’s Moon is to come together to inspire the world to dream the impossible again,” said Marshall. “We want to encourage people from around the world to be a part of our grand endeavour to create a giant art installation revealing an iconic image of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, made up of thousands of photos submitted by the public.”
The People’s Moon will be part of “Moongazers”, a special programme at the ArtSci Museum, held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
JULY 20TH 2019
HOUSE OF LORDS DEBATE
On Monday, July 15, 2019, Members of the House of Lords (the upper house of the UK Parliament) joined the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a special debate. Lord Andrew Mawson OBE led the debate, giving a national focus in the UK for the anniversary of a phenomenal human achievement and The People’s Moon project.
“I received a phone call from the Aldrin Family Foundation and artist Helen Marshall, who asked if I would be willing to work with them on The Peoples Moon project. This initiative brings people from across world together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on the 20th July 2019, inviting them to upload their photos and stories to be part of a giant photo mosaic. This giant art installation, a picture of the Moon made up of thousands of peoples pictures and ‘giant leaps’, will be in the Kennedy Space Centre as a reminder of our time, 50 years on of what we have learned from these extraordinary events in the history of human kind and the impact they have had on our lives and our economy.”
APOLLO 50TH GALA
On July 16 2019, The Apollo 50th Gala event will present The People’s Moon and Lunar Window pay tribute to humanity’s (seemingly) impossible achievement of reaching the Moon, from our first steps to tomorrow’s giant leaps in space. The People’s Picture are proud to be a design sponsor for the Apollo 50th Gala celebration – bringing the collateral, the website, passes and much more. The Apollo 50th Gala will celebrate the historic launch of Apollo 11 exactly 50 years to the day of lift-off.
St Paul's Way Trust Science Summer School
On July 4 2019, St Paul’s Way Trust School hosted by Brian Cox will be involving 400 young people and experts from across the sciences in The People’s Moon workshops as part of the Apollo 50 celebrations worldwide. Together we made our very own ‘Apollo 50th’ photo mosaic together using historic photos and our selfies captured on the day. This was be exhibited on a giant touchscreen and on the website.
St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School is generously supported by AXA XL and Ibstock PLC.
Digital Graffiti Festival
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. On May 17-18, The People’s Moon project was officially launched at the festival, 50 years to the day that Apollo 10 mission successfully launched.
Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. We will be collecting photos for the giant artwork at the festival.