Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory

July 16, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

DMV Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Fifty years ago on Tuesday, Apollo 11 successfully launched into space. Four days later on July 20, 1969, the NASA spacecraft reached the moon. Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, while their colleague Michael Collins orbited overhead. DC Celebrations: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum […]

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April 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, April 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Polar Discussion: A panel of speakers will discuss whether American politics is becoming more polarized. The discussion, hosted by Rockville Resistance, takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. For more information, see […]

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August 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents React to Solar Eclipse in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

It’s the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, according to NASA and more than 2,500 people gathered at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory to watch it. “This is incredible,” Nick Smith, digital content specialist for the City of Gaithersburg said. “We had a thing on Faecbook that maybe 200 people had confirmed that […]

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