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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

As part of National Science Week, Australian Museum Eureka Prize-winner Professor Alan Duffy is presenting a special event, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and consider the future of our closest celestial body.

Alan Duffy on the Moon will be held on Tuesday 13th August from 6pm to 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale for this special event.

An astrophysicist and Swinburne University research fellow, Professor Alan Duffy knows more than most on how to communicate big ideas about lunar science.

Listen as he shares some of Australia's greatest space exploration achievements, the amazing developments in space science since the Apollo Moon landing and the role the Australian Space Agency has in the future of Moon exploration.

Since 2018, the Australian Space Agency has renewed our country's cosmic ambitions through investment in space exploration and by supporting NASA's return to the Moon; what does this new frontier mean for space research, the burgeoning space economy and utilisation of the Moon's resources? What does "lunar extraction" really mean and how will humans manage the delicate balance between opportunity and exploitation?

Following the talk, Professor Alan Duffy will participate in a Q&A session with the audience.

Guests can then visit the display table of lunar meteorites and iron meteorites from the AM collection and meet Mineralogy and Geosciences Collection Manager Ross Pogson.

Tickets are now on sale at and include drinks and nibbles on arrival. Early bookings are advised.

For more information on the event and to plan your visit, please see

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When: Tuesday 13 August from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William St Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia 2000
Cost: Adult $30, Concession $27.50, Members & Children $25
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