The first Moon landing was in 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. The last manned mission to the moon was in 1972, so for 50 years, scientists have been chomping at the bit to get back.

With today's technology and space programs, the landing missions to the Moon will continue over the next few years.

NASA has plans to eventually have a Moon base by 2030, that will be a long term residence for astronauts and even put humans on Mars with the new Artemis generation for NASA.

Artemis I will be the first test to launch in November crewless and travel more the 280,000 miles from earth over the three week mission. In 2023, Artemis II will be a crewed mission will go to the moon, circle around and come back. The first moon landing is expected on Artemis III in 2025.

With the increase in NASA space missions, the Fiske Planetarium, on the campus of the University of Colorado - Boulder, has produced a 26 minute full dome Planetarium show that will focus on the future of space travel called:

 Forward! To The Moon

The Casper Planetarium will be showing Forward! To The Moon in November. You will have a chance to see what the future of space travel will look like, as NASA attempts to send humans and robots to the Moon and Mars.

You'll be able to see the show every Tuesday - Friday in November (except for Thanksgiving week) at 4pm and the first three Saturday's in November at 7pm.

  • November 5th
  • November 12th
  • November 19th

Forward! To The Moon is narrated by Kari Byron, who is known for her work on the show 'Myth Busters' and has worked as host and producer on many other shows.


The Casper Planetarium is located next to the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center on Poplar Street.

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