Redefining Humanity With the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing
The Ontario Science Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing this week with the launch of the new Samsung QLED 8K TV. The event featured an inspirational talk with former Canadian astronaut, Dr. Robert Thirsk, a planetarium experience which took guests on a virtual trip to the moon, a special clip from CNN Films’ Apollo 11 documentary, space-themed cocktails and canapés.
Before guests headed to the planetarium, Samsung QLED 8K TV’s were lined up across the front of the stage. A completely new era of picture quality was revealed – the 8K-resolution quality astounded guests with the intricate details and new dimensions. Along with the breathtaking displays, Samsung’s newest TV features a quantum processor 8K, quantum HDR 32X technology (Full Array), 100% colour volume, no burn-in guarantee (true-to-life colours), real game enhancer (smooth motion and lifelike images free of tearing and stuttering), and so much more. Samsung’s QLED 8K is a part of the company’s long-term vision of leading 8K to the forefront as the most accurate and life-like screen resolution available on the market.
Dr. Robert Thirsk explains his experience with the Apollo 11 moon landing with detail and captivated the audience. “On July 20th, 1969, from a living room in Kelowna, British Columbia, I watched a television broadcast of the surface of the moon. Only a few hours earlier, astronauts had landed very close to the edge of a crater. I was watching two fuzzy white figures bouncing around the surface of the moon on a tiny little TV screen. I remember watching it on TV, then running outside to our yard, looked at the moon, and then back inside to the TV. I was trying to comprehend the magnitude of this mind-blowing event.” Dr. Robert Thirsk labeled the Apollo 11 event as the milestone event of the century.
“Although the moon landings were an American initiative, the rest of the world was watching it that evening as well. We thought it was humanity venturing off… and for the first time ever, we began to reconsider the definition of the word humanity. The earth is just a cradle, and the role of humanity is to leave this cradle someday and popular other celestial objects with life…. We do this because it’s not easy, it’s hard.”
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