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NASA – A Human Adventure

March 15 - October 9
Queensland Museum, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets
South Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Ticketed event. NASA – A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world. Featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs.

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Between the Moon and the stars

March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2020
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point
Darwin, NT 8000 Australia

Free event. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory presents “Between the Moon and the Stars”, to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. See a lunar meteorite, discover the connection between sea-worms and lunar phases, and learn about Aboriginal astronomical knowledge.

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Geelong Gallery: “The Moon”

June 15 - September 1
Geelong Gallery 2, Little Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

Free event. This exhibition is programmed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk, and brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth.

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“Promised the Moon” art exhibition

June 20 @ 10:30 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm AEST
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Ellery Crescent
Acton, ACT Australia

Free event. Fifty years after the Apollo 11, artists reflect on the first moon landing and the Canberra region's role in this unique mission.

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“Promised the Moon”: Lift Off & Panel Discussion

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Ellery Crescent
Acton, ACT Australia

Free event. Registration required. Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the significance of Canberra's unique space heritage, and a how this history has inspired the artists in the exhibition, "Promised the Moon".

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Powerhouse Museum: “Apollo 11”

June 29, 2019 - January 28, 2020
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia

Ticketed event. The Powerhouse Museum’s “Apollo 11” exhibition contains over 200 objects from NASA, CSIRO and other participants. Plus, a new virtual reality experience that puts you in the Apollo 11 Command Module. 

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Apollo 11 – 50th Anniversary Exhibition

July 1 - November 30
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace
Parkes, ACT 2600 Australia

Ticketed event. Questacon’s Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary exhibition, focuses on the power of science and mathematics as told through the journey of the Apollo program that landed humanity on the moon.

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Tracking Apollo: 50 years since the Moon landing

July 1 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm AEST
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia

Free event. NASA's Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, just outside of Canberra, was part of an international network supporting the Apollo Missions. Equipment from the Honeysuckle Creek station will be on display,

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Touch a Moon rock

July 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Geoscience Australia, 101 Jerrabomberra Avenue
Symonston, ACT 2609 Australia

Free event. Come see and touch the only lunar touchstone in the Southern Hemisphere. It is one of only 11 around the world.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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Author talk: Andrew Tink on Honeysuckle Creek’s role

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$10

Author Andrew Tink reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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Apollo 11: The IMAX Experience

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Imax Melbourne, Rathdowne Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Ticketed event. 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the epic story from lift-off to touchdown is told in this documentary using never-before-seen footage from July 1969.

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“Long way around” art exhibition

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm AEST
aMBUSH Gallery, aMBUSH Gallery, Level 2, Cultural Centre
Acton, ACT Australia

Free event. "Long Way Around' is an exhibition of artwork by ANU School of Art & Design print media and drawing students made in response to visual, sensory, and conceptual elements of Mt Stromlo Observatory.

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Musical Explorations: Sounds of Space

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Ticketed event. To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July 1969, we explore the many different Sounds of Space – what music and noise we send out, and the sounds from the universe we have collected and their impact on the creation of music.

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“Promised the Moon”: Curator in Conversation

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Ellery Crescent
Acton, ACT Australia

Free event. Join the curator of the "Promised the Moon" exhibition Dr Ursula Fredrick, to hear more about the displayed works and the importance of the artists in communicating and commemorating the ACT's unique Apollo 11 heritage.

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“Tracking Apollo” – Panel Discussion with author Andrew Tink and staff from NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek facility.

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia

Ticketed event. "Tracking Apollo" -  a panel Discussion with author Andrew Tink and former trackers from NASA's Honeysuckle Creek facility.

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Apollo 11 cocktail party

July 20
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, Mahoney Avenue
Carnarvon, WA Australia

Ticketed event. A cocktail party at the museum on the evening of Saturday July 20. Featuring a panel of ex Trackers discussing their time at the Tracking Station, live entertainment, telescopes to view the planets and a whole lot more.

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Parkes open days

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm AEST
CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, 585 Telescope Rd
Parkes, New South Wales 2870 Australia

Free event. It’s been 50 years since Australia helped send images of humankind’s first steps on the Moon around the world. To celebrate we’re holding open days at our Parkes Observatory.

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Geelong Gallery: pop-up planetarium

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia

Ticketed event. Celebrate Apollo 11 by discovering the Moon, its origin, its orbit around Earth, its phases and eclipses in an immersive planetarium experience.

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Apollo 11 to STEM and The Next Giant Leap

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:45 pm AEST
Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus, Building 30, Building 30, Western Sydney University
Campbelltown, NSW 2560 Australia

Ticketed event. Six guest speakers from NASA/JPL. A major public event by Macarthur Astronomical Society, with One Giant Leap Australia (OGLA), Camden Council, Campbelltown Council and Western Sydney University.

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Parkes open days

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, 585 Telescope Rd
Parkes, New South Wales 2870 Australia

Free event. It’s been 50 years since Australia helped send images of humankind’s first steps on the Moon around the world. To celebrate we’re holding open days at our Parkes Observatory.

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Apollo 50 Anniversary Lunch

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Canberra Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna St
Woden, ACT 2606 Australia

Ticketed event. Join former NASA staff from Honeysuckle Creek and Tidibinbilla, and others, for an anniversary lunch and viewing of the Apollo 11 Moon walk broadcast.

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Moon landing “live”

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Sun Theatre, Yarravile, 8 Ballarat St
Yarraville, Victoria 3013 Australia

Ticketed event. The Space Association of Australia presents MOON LANDING LIVE on July 21. This will be Melbourne’s signature one-off…

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TastroFest – Tasmania’s Astronomy Festival

August 1 - August 3
Ulverstone Stadium, 1 Flora Street
West Ulverstone, Tasmania 7315 Australia

Ticketed event. Join us in Ulverstone for the largest astronomy festival in the country as we celebrate the 50th anniversary…

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Moon Mysteries – a celebration of our nearest celestial neighbour

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
East Maitland Bowling Club, Banks Street
East Maitland, NSW 2323 Australia

No celestial object is more assured of a place in the hearts of humans than the Moon, but the sentiment…

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Destination Moon and Beyond with Ben Z

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Frankston City Library, 60 Playne Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199 Australia

Free event. Join Ben Z of Fizzics Education as he takes you to Destination Moon and Beyond. Discover the science required to reach the Moon and the space programs that made it all happen

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Discover Destination Moon – Yeppoon

August 13 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Yeppoon Townhall, 25 Normanby Street
Yeppoon, QLD 4703 Australia

Free event. National Science Week 2019 is all about Destination Moon. Come and explore, play, inquire and be challenged by the complexities and problems of lunar exploration. Yeppoon Townhall will transform into a Space Agency Control Room. Explore the wonders of the moon and test out your skills to see if you could become an astronaut.

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Frankston City Library: “One Small Step”

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Frankston City Library 2, 60 Playne Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199 Australia

Free event. Dr Peter Skilton of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society talks about the Moon landings and astronomy.

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Psychtalks stories from the cosmos: What Indigenous storytelling can teach us about memory, our highways and ourselves

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Free event. For over 65,000 years, the night’s sky has served as a map for Indigenous peoples all around the world. Aboriginal Australians plotted the absence and presence of stars to develop celestial maps for navigation to survive the harsh Australian landscape

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