2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. It is also a significant year for the University of Sydney’s International Science School (ISS), a two-week program of lectures and hands-on activities attended by the top year 11 and 12 students from around Australia and overseas. The ISS began in the 1960s, so their early years were heavily influenced by the Space Race, and many of their speakers in the 60s were high-ranking NASA officials.
The University will be holding their 2019 ISS Opening Ceremony at the Museum, on Monday 8 July. They have secured NASA Flight Director Matthew Abbott as their keynote speaker and have made a limited number of tickets available to public to attend the opening ceremony with free entry to the Museum and the new Apollo 11 exhibition.