50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is coming to Derby in September and Leicester in October

You can’t have failed to notice that it’s the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 this month. The first men to set foot on the moon blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre on 16 July 1969, landed on the moon on 20 July and returned to earth on 24 July.

If you’re fired up by the media and film coverage, there’s a good possibility you’ll be able to combine an interest in the anniversary with a trip to an away match in the early days of the new season. There are special Apollo 11 events and/or exhibitions in August in (or very near):

Bristol (where the away teams are Leeds 4 Aug, Wycombe 10 Aug, Cheltenham 13 Aug, QPR 17 Aug, Tranmere 20 Aug, Oxford 24 Aug, Middlesbrough 31 Aug)
Burton (Ipswich 3 Aug, Rotherham 17 Aug, Bristol Rovers 31 Aug)
Coventry on 23 Aug (Gillingham 24 Aug)
Forest Green Rovers (Oldham 3 Aug, Grimsby 17 Aug, Newport 31 Aug)
Leicester (Wolves 11 Aug, Bournemouth 31 Aug)
Mansfield (Morecambe 10 & 13 Aug, Orient 20 Aug, Stevenage 24 Aug)
Oxford (Peterborough 10 & 13 Aug, Burton 20 Aug, Coventry 31 Aug)
Port Vale (Northampton 10 Aug, Burton 13 Aug, FGR 20 Aug, Cambridge 31 Aug)
Stoke (QPR 3 Aug, Derby 17 Aug, Leeds 24 Aug)