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Join Australian Museum Eureka Prize-winner Professor Alan Duffy in this special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and consider the future of our closest celestial body.
An astrophysicist and Swinburne University research fellow, 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?
After his talk, Alan will open the floor to the audience for a Q&A session. At the end of the presentation, visit the display table of lunar meteorites and iron meteorites from the AM collection and meet Mineralogy and Geosciences Collection Manager Ross Pogson.
Tickets include drinks and nibbles on arrival.
The Australian Museum is an event partner of Sydney Science Festival.