On 21 July 1969, NASA Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon.
Fifty years on, celebrations of this momentous event are planned throughout Australia and all over the world, as we look back at this great achievement and dream about what is next for us in Space. Join us as we unpack the lasting legacy of the Apollo 11 mission and explore Australia’s crucial role in transmitting the famous footage of man’s first steps on the Moon.
- Apollo 11 exhibition
- With over 200 objects, learn about the Apollo 11 mission and its impact on society
- See the feed horn used on the iconic Parkes Radio Telescope, responsible for receiving some of the first images of the Moonwalk
- Tours of the Apollo 11 exhibition with curator Sarah Reeves
- Take a tour of our Space exhibition and try our zero-gravity simulation
- Visit Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon
- See the Sun like never before with solar telescope viewing on the forecourt with Sydney Observatory Astronomers
- Visit the Tinkertoreum, design a new colony in space and build a Moon Buggy
- Ask an Astronomer – pick the brains of 15 Astronomers and Space experts and learn the latest in research
- Food and drink available for purchase at the Café