Astronomer Derrick Pitts to speak at Snyder-Girotti July 11

The evening will include STEM games, a space-themed selfie booth and more

Visiting the Moon continues to be one of NASA’s strategic objectives, with July 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first Moon landing.

Join the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library for the NASA @ My Library event The Moon: Apollo 11 after 50 Years with Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, 450 Beaver St., Bristol.

Additional activities include STEM games and crafts, food, a space-themed selfie booth, and autograph & photo opportunities with Pitts.

One of Philadelphia’s most passionate science educators and sought-after speakers, Pitts has been an integral part of the Franklin Institute since 1978, designing and presenting many of its public programs and exhibits.

Since 2010, Pitts has served as a NASA Solar System Ambassador. Through his associations with NASA and the astronaut community, Pitts was invited twice to fly items aboard Space Shuttle missions.

Registration is open for this free event. Register for up to six tickets per person online at and collect the tickets at either the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe St., Bristol, starting July 1, or beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the school on the day of the event.