2019 National Science Week—destination moon
Geelong Gallery presents a major exhibition titled The Moon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The Moon includes historical works created when the moon could only be viewed from afar, works from the era of the 1960s space race, and more contemporary responses informed by the imagery and scientific knowledge acquired through space exploration.
A dynamic and engaging suite of education and public programs will accompany the exhibition, informed by Earth and Space Sciences, to connect with this major strand of the Victorian Curriculum. Links with literature, film, music and science will also be explored, highlighting the moon’s capacity to engender creativity and inquiry.
A mini space theatrette with footage from NASA and other informative, educational activities, will provide unique opportunities to engage students, and connect people of all ages to this momentous celebration.