A Journey to the Moon and ZEISS

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Discover ZEISS

Fascinating insights into the world of optics

The Moon Landing in Pictures

On July 20 1969, a collective dream became reality: man landed on the Moon for the first time. But who captured the iconic photos during the Apollo mission?

Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

Professors Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers and Herbert Jahn about taking measurements and photographs in outer space, as well as a passion for development and the significance of the first Moon landing on 21 July 1969. 

„We’re All Humans up There!“

An interview with German astronaut Reinhold Ewald and American space shuttle pilot Kent Romminger about a career that’s actually more of a calling.

The Secrets behind Moon Rock

Using ZEISS microscopes to analyze moon rock


Solutions that shape technological progress

See Better

Diagnose & Treat

Enabling Chip Manufacturers

Assure Industrial Quality Excellence

Researching into Micro- and Nanostructures

Skater boy practicing at the skate park

Creating Virtual Worlds

News & Events

News from the ZEISS Group

16 July 2019

Carl Zeiss Meditec expects strong earnings

Press Release

Standort Jena / Location Jena

Carl Zeiss Meditec (ISIN: DE0005313704) has achieved revenue of around EUR 1,028 million in the first nine months of fiscal year 2018/19, based on preliminary data. This corresponds to revenue growth of around 11 % vs. the previous year’s value.

10 July 2019

ZEISS camera lenses at the Moon landing 50 years ago

Press Release

50 Jahre Mondlandung

Even though 50 years have passed since the first Moon landing on 20 July 1969, the images have lost none of their fascination. The main reason this event become so firmly entrenched in our collective memory is that it gave us the iconic images captured during the Apollo missions. These were not only the first photographs ever taken of the Moon’s surface – the image of the Earth as seen from the Moon also continues to inspire people of all generations to this day. And all these missions used cameras with lenses developed by ZEISS.

19 June 2019

Successful Closing: GOM Joins the ZEISS Group

Press Release

ZEISS has confirmed that the acquisition of GOM, a leading provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology, has been concluded successfully. With the completion of this transaction, GOM has become part of the ZEISS Industrial Quality & Research segment.