The Space Association of Australia is hosting a one-off screening of the Australian movie The Dish, to mark the 45th anniversary of the first Moon landing by Apollo 11 on 20 July, 1969.
This will be the first opportunity in many years to see this treasured Australian film on the big screen and in the ultra-comfort of The Backlot Studios private cinema.
We'll also have a some fascinating space displays, VIP guests and a short presentation titled Australia and the Apollo Program that will celebrate Australia's critical role in the Moon landings.
Just confirmed! Special guest, broadcaster and 'human headline' Derryn Hinch, who was actually at Cape Kennedy to witness the launch, will give a first hand account of his experience and recollections
Rock up in your best 60’s gear and enter our Apollo Fashion Show (during interval) to win valuable prizes and get into the swing!
We will be celebrating man’s first steps on another world (45 years ago to the day) and the critical part Australia played in that historic event.
This will be a fun and informative afternoon for all ages and we encourage you to invite family and friends to share this historic anniversary.
Enjoy a wonderful movie, meet some new people and relive (or learn about) one of the most significant moments in human history!
You will also be helping to raise much needed funds to enable the Space Association to continue our work to promote space and space technology in Australia.
Note: Ample free parking is available on site.
Watch The Dish trailer (opens new window).
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Space Association of Australia Inc.
The Space Association of Australia Inc. is a non-profit, non-political interest group, whose members are keen to learn about and share with others their excitement and passion for spaceflight and space exploration.
The Association is based in Melbourne, Australia and has been active for over 30 years.
The Association exists to: promote, inform and educate the Australian public on the virtues of the peaceful exploration, utilisation and, colonisation of outer space; encourage space research and applications by the Australian Government, industry, educational, scientific and other organisations; and provide a regular forum for people to come together to share their knowledge and follow the latest space industry activities and developments from around the world.
What do they do?
The Space Association holds monthly meetings every month except January. Members are sent a newsletter before each meeting, with notice of what's on at the meeting and other interesting space news. An e-mail distribution list has also been established for those with Internet access.
The Space Show
The Space Association presents a weekly radio program on Southern FM in Melbourne. You can listen in from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm every Wednesday night on FM 88.3 or streamed online for space and astronomy news, interviews, commentary and other features.
The Space Association organises special exhibitions, displays and lectures from time to time. They also arrange for members to visit aerospace facilities and other interesting places not normally seen by the general public. Social activities such as film nights and barbecues are also held throughout the year.