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Footsteps on the Moon

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a night of stargazing and VR at the Planetarium.
By Libby Curran
July 03, 2019
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Footsteps on the Moon

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a night of stargazing and VR at the Planetarium.
By Libby Curran
July 03, 2019
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It was one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. And now, five decades on, the anniversary of that achievement is being celebrated all around the world. Saturday, July 20 marks a whole fifty years since the first moon landing and Scienceworks is helping you relive the magic, with an astronomical program of cosmic fun.

On July 20 itself, an after-hours session called Footsteps on the Moon will explore all things Apollo 11, through a series of experiences, exhibitions and even some live moon- (and star-) gazing through telescopes. The Planetarium foyer will host a showcase of photos taken by Apollo 11 astronauts themselves and screen a doco about the flight, while the Earthlight installation will see you immersed in a VR version of the International Space Station, moving around in zero gravity, using astronaut tools and taking in those stunning earth views.

You can also kick back with a drink while catching a panel discussion with industry legends like head of the Australian Space Agency Dr Megan Clarke AC, Professor Alan Duffy, The Science Show's Robyn Williams AM and former astronaut trainer Dr. Gail Iles. Elements cafe will be open all night, serving galactic cocktails, local brews and snacks.

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