National Science Week: August 10-18th
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING - APOLLO 11
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. It aims to provide an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of scientists and STEM professionals to the world. It also aims to encourage an interest in science and STEM among the general public, and to encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world in which we live, a world where the prospect of interplanetary travel and extraterrestrial colonisation becomes more real every day.
The school theme of 2019 National Science Week is ‘Destination Moon: more missions, more science’. It focuses on:
how the combination of scientists, engineers, chemists, designers, mathematicians, flight directors, software experts, aerospace technicians and the technologies they used made the NASA Apollo 11 mission a success 50 years ago.
the space technologies and designs that have made more missions into space possible.
the space industry capabilities being envisioned and prototyped today, that inevitably will fulfil ambitions of returning to the Moon and other destinations.