Commemorating 50 years since the first Lunar landing
Apollo 11 : making an exhibition with Sarah Reeves
A new exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum celebrates and investigates the first Moon landing 50 years after the event. Curator Sarah Reeves has been researching the collections and stories, as well as working with interactive designers to create a contemporary reflection of the event and it’s meaning to us then and now. We will gain a unique close and meaningful understanding of her journey.
Dr Sarah Reeves is Assistant Curator (Science) for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Astronomy, from the University of Sydney. For her thesis she worked with the ASKAP-FLASH team studying the evolution of galaxies using radio telescopes. Since 2014 she has worked as an astronomy guide at Sydney Observatory, where she enjoys sharing her love of astronomy with the public, and in 2016 took up a position as Assistant Curator (Science) at MAAS, where she has worked on a wide range of science exhibitions for both adults and children. She also coordinates, and writes regularly for, the Museum’s Inside the Collection blog.
On display at the Powerhouse Museum, and featuring over 200 objects, Apollo 11 commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing. Named after the spaceflight that was the first to land astronauts on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the exhibition explores this defining moment in history, its lasting impact on science, society and design, and the crucial role Australia played in transmitting the famous footage.
Of course you will be keen to book tickets to see Apollo 11 - before or after Dr Reeves presentation at Sydney Observatory.
Date: Monday 1 July
Place: Sydney Observatory 1003 Upper Fort Street Millers Point Sydney (near The Rocks)
Cost: Members contribute $2 towards supper and non-members $5.