The Moon in Focus with Dr Andrew Jacob

19 July 2019, 8.30–10pm Sydney Observatory Book Tickets

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing with a special tour at Sydney Observatory with curator Dr Andrew Jacob.

Discover the science of our moon, our closest celestial neighbour and learn how the MAAS collection showcases our developing understanding of its true nature. From Galileo’s first telescope views through early photographs and on to Australia’s essential role in a dream come true – the Apollo 11 landing in 1969. Join us as we ask: where do we go from here?

After a presentation in the Space theatre, look at the moon, planets and stars through our telescopes* and learn about our place in the galaxy in our digital planetarium.

Ticket includes entry to the Powerhouse Museum to view Apollo 11.


Dr Andrew Jacob is Curator and Astronomer at MAAS – Sydney Observatory. Appointed in 2015 he cares for the Astronomy, Space and Sydney Observatory collections. He curated the exhibition for the Observatory’s East Dome (2015), was local curator for ‘Collider’ at the Powerhouse museum in 2016 and curates the annual ‘Winning Sky Photos: David Malin Awards’ exhibition. Andrew guided tours at Sydney Observatory for over twenty years – and still keeps his hand in. He moderates the Observatory’s ‘Lights in the Sky’ reporting page, responds to public enquiries and is occasionally seen and heard on TV & radio when astronomical events catch the public’s attention.

* Tours are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged.


MAAS Member Adult$20
MAAS Member Concession$17
MAAS Member Child$15
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