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Science Week: Let's Go To The Moon! Apollo 11 Workshop

Join Astronomer, Artist and Educator, Deirdre Kelleghan, to explore the historic Apollo 11 moon-landing mission! Discover how to spot The Sea of Tranquility - the exact spot on the moon where astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins landed almost 50 years ago!

Image of art created during the workshop by students
                                                                                                Image credit: Deirdre Kelleghan

Workshop at a glance

Level 3rd class to 6th class
Group size Designed for groups of 30 maximum
Location National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology, Kildare Street
Duration 60 minutes
Dates November 15th & 16th
Times 10am & 11:30am

Not wheelchair accessible.

Deirdre Kelleghan is an Astronomer, Artist and Educator. She invents designs and enacts creative workshops to help children understand our solar system through drawing.

For more information please check out her website - http://www.deirdrekelleghan.net/



Curriculum Links

SESE Science

Investigating and experimenting
Collect information and data from a variety of sources

Living things
Human life; Plant and animal life

Natural environments
Planet Earth in space

Storied from the lives of people in the past


The Arts Education

Visual Arts
Drawing; Paint and colour



Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a greater knowledge of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing from an astronomer
  • Learn how to point out the exact place on the Moon that the Astronauts landed nearly 50 years ago
  • Create drawings of the Moon with colourful pastels led by an artist


Image of art work by student

Image credit: Deirdre Kelleghan