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The Moon

People viewing the Moon exhibit at Questacon

Come and see the Moon up close and personal at Questacon. Created as an oasis of calm in a sea of boundless enthusiasm, our newest gallery lets you recline and take in all the details of the giant glowing moon. Moon gaze from every angle - you can even visit the far side. You will be mesmerised by detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Find your favourite crater (there are over 30000!) or where the Apollo missions landed.

The Moon has always been part of the human experience - generating awe, wonder and even terror amongst people. One of our greatest scientific achievements was to put humans on the Moon - and bring them home again. This feat alone has put the Moon forever in our minds as an icon of what the human spirit can achieve.

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Be a part of our next Installation

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On Christmas eve 1968, the U.S. astronaut William Anders took the iconic ‘Earthrise’ image during the Apollo 8 mission. Ever since then, we have seen our world for the unique and beautiful thing it is. For the 50th anniversary of this profound image, Questacon is encouraging people from all walks of life to write a love letter to the Earth.

Please take a moment to tell us what Earth means to you, about a time you were swept up in the wonder of our world and what you hope for the future.

The letters will go on display from December 2018 in our newly opened Space gallery, where visitors will be able to contribute their own letters through to Earth day in April 2019. Selected contributions may also be shown at a similar exhibition hosted by Scienceworks in Melbourne or may be compiled and published as a memento of the anniversary.

To be part of this installation, we ask that you:

  1. Write your letter (legibly!) by hand.
  2. Use paper that is A5 (1/2 A4) size or smaller.
  3. Use only one side of the paper.
  4. Label your letter on the bottom right hand corner with your name, age, title (if appropriate) and location.

Please feel free to be as creative as you want with your message – poems, haiku, jokes, stories, sketches, doodles, crayons or even origami are all welcome.

To send us your letter, please either:

  1. Scan and email to Executive.support@questacon.edu.au
  2. Drop your letter off in the box at Questacon’s front desk or
  3. Post your letter to:
    The Earth c/o Questacon
    PO BOX 5322
    Kingston ACT 2604
    Australia

We hope you will join us in this very special endeavour!

People viewing the Moon exhibit at Questacon