july, 2019

20jul6:00 pm9:00 pmFootsteps on the Moon


Event Details

Saturday 20 July, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first time humans walked on the Moon.

This remarkable event was a watershed in human history and a technological achievement of astounding proportions: the mission went to the Moon and back with less computing power than a modern smart phone.


Expert panel discussion
7pm–8pm | Amphitheatre (outside, undercover – bring warm clothes!)

Moderated by science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams, we will hear from Associate Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Gail Iles on the Apollo 11 mission and Australia’s involvement, and the excitement of looking forward to humanity’s future in space exploration.

Planetarium screening ($5 surcharge)
6.15pm–6.45pm or 8.15pm–8.45pm | Planetarium

Go on an immersive journey of space exploration under the 16m dome of the Melbourne Planetarium.

Apollo 11 photography exhibition
All evening | Planetarium foyer

Explore the story of the Apollo 11 mission through gorgeous images taken by the astronauts themselves.

Telescope viewing (weather permitting)
All evening | Arena

See the stars for yourself with our telescopes and binoculars, guided by knowledgeable astronomy volunteers.

Please note: the panel discussion is in an undercover outdoor venue so will likely be very cold – please dress appropriately.


(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



2 Booker Street Spotswood