Canberra Moon Week: Exhibitions, tours and space school

THESE EVENTS ARE PART OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF APOLLO 11'S LANDING ON THE MOON. MORE DETAILS ABOUT CANBERRA MOON WEEK AT ANU IN JULY HERE

Enjoy a series of exhibition, tours and space school workshops to get a hands on experience of the Moon to celebrate Canberra Moon Week.

Exhibition: Promised the Moon
Thursday 20 June - Friday 27 July

Fifty years after Apollo 11, artists reflect on the first Moon landing and the Canberra region's role in this unique mission by celebrating with the Promised the Moon exhibition. 

Art Exhibition: Long way around
Wednesday 17 July - Sunday 28 July

'Long Way Around' is an exhibition of artwork by ANU School of Art & Design Printmedia and Drawing students made in response to visual, sensory, and conceptual elements of Mt Stromlo Observatory.

Space Bus Tour
Thursday 18 July, 9.30am-4.30pm

Take a guided tour around Canberra's space and Moon sites. Guests will be able to see, touch, and even walk on the Moon. Stops will include Mt Stromlo Observatory, NASA's Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, the old Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, and Geoscience Australia.

Space School
Thursday 18 July, 12-2pm
Friday 19 July, 11am-1pm 
Saturday 20 July, 12-2pm


Through a range of activities, demonstrations, and play, students will explore our solar system and beyond alongside experts in the field from Australia and around the world. We will design and test rockets, do some explosions, simulate asteroid impacts, build a Mars base, try on spacesuits, and ask - what does it take to get to space? What is it like to be up there? And how can we learn more about space, when it's so far away?

Space Rocks: Moon, Mars and Beyond
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July, 1-4pm

Enjoy a beverage at Badger and Co as we take-off with a free Q&A event moderated by ABC Radio Canberra's Lish Fejer and a panel of experts who will share their views on the future of space exploration and the global space industry. This is your chance to hear from a Nobel Laureate, local politician and NASA specialists - all with a keen interest in space.

Promised the Moon: Curator in Conversation
Thursday 18 July, 2-3pm

Join the curator, Dr Ursula Fredrick in the Main Gallery of the ANU School of Art & Design to hear more about the works in the exhibition Promised the Moon and the importance of the artists in communicating and commemorating the ACT's unique space heritage.

(Blue)print the Moon: PhotoAccess workshops
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July, 12-3pm

In this all-ages, hands-on workshop led by PhotoAccess artist Robert Agostino, explore how blueprints enabled our voyages to the Moon. Learn how to make blueprints, hear the history of this technique, create a map of the Moon and join a team to produce a life-sized copy of the blueprint for the Apollo 11 lander.

Andy Thomas' Space Academy
Friday 19 July, 1-2pm


Have you ever thought about becoming an astronaut? How do you do it? What is it like? Join Australian Astronaut Dr Andy Thomas to hear and see his experiences about being an astronaut and learn how you can become one as well!

Artist talks: Long way around
Friday 19 July, 4.30-5.30pm

Students from ANU School of Art & Design discuss their work in the exhibition 'Long Way Around'. The students will speak about the processes and ideas behind their works made in response to Mt Stromlo Observatory.
 

View full program for Canberra Moon Week here

Presented in partnership with ACT Government. 

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