On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join the ArtScience Museum at Moongazers to reflect on the significance of this groundbreaking journey which has defined a century. This exuberant 3-day programme of performances, films, talks, displays and workshops celebrates human explorations and endeavours that bring about new scientific understandings of the world around us, and delves into our complex fascination with the Moon as a beacon, a timekeeper, and a nocturnal object of inspiration and wonderment.
Admission to programmes is free on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.
In Love with the Moon Kamini Ramachandran
Thursday to Saturday, 18–20 July 2019 | 7.30pm (Level 3 Galleries)
Suitable for: 15+
The Moon has charmed and mesmerised many hearts throughout time. In folklore and myth, the Moon is a beloved, a sweetheart and a lover. Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran of MoonShadow Stories shares her favourite moon myths seated beneath Luke Jerram’s vast floating sculpture of the Moon.
Saturday, 20 July 2019 | 3–5pm, 7–9pm (Basement 2, Rainbow Room)
Join Astronomy.SG to create Astrolabes and gauge the stars, then build a rocket of your own! Craft your own mini Apollo 11 rubber rocket and shoot for the Moon with expert guidance from the community of passionate youth astronomers.
Film Screenings: Moon Heroes
Various timings (Level 4, Expression Gallery)
At the 50th year anniversary of the Moon Landing, ArtScience Museum salutes the heroes who ventured into space and the heroes who stayed behind. Whilst astronaut Neil Armstrong undertook the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon, a special team of flight controllers in Mission Control quietly navigated, calculated and innovated to change the course of history.
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Image credit: ArtScience Museum