Welcome To The Naples Space Festival Celebration of the First Landing On The Moon

APRIL 15 thru MAY 15, 2019

Festival Events

Featured Speakers

    April 24th - Jim Hansen - Author of “First Man,” biography of Neil Armstrong
    April 25th - William Harwood - CBS Space Reporter
    April 26th - Joel Banow - TV Director of the CBS coverage of Apollo 11
    April 27th - Chris Calle - Space Artist
    April 27th at 3:00 pm - WGCU Preview of the documentary, “Racing for the Moon”, on PBS

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, will bring an award winning author, space reporter, and television director and artist to Naples, Florida.

Dr. James Hansen, author of the "First Man" the biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will talk about his bio about Neil Armstrong, which was also recently made into a major release movie.

William Harwood, CBS News space reporter, will speak about the shuttle program and the future of space.

Joel Banow, television director, who directed the Apollo broadcasts for CBS News, will talk about how he created the coverage of Apollo 11, "Landing on the Moon with Walter Cronkite".

Chris Calle, American artist whose work has appeared on US commemorative stamps, will lecture about his own work as well as his father's, who was the only artist to be with the Apollo 11 crew on launch day. Chris will also talk about the art works of Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon on the second lunar landing mission.

Space Art Exhibition

Collier Museum at Government Center will be hosting an exhibit from April 15 to May 15.

Artists include: 

Astronaut Alan Bean 

Paul Calle

Chris Calle

All the art will be for sale. Portions of the sale of art will go to the following organizations:

The Golisano Children's Museum, The Boys & Girls Club, The Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center, The Naples Players Children's Theater Program for scholarships, and the Naples Press Club journalism scholarships.

Kids Lego Space Camps

Join us April 27 from 1-3 pm at C'Mon! Golisano Children's Museum of Naples for a Family Space Event.


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