Why Humans Should Explore the Moon

Discover what we can observe about the Moon, learn about our current knowledge, and understand the importance of returning to its surface!

As Earth's nearest natural satellite, the Moon holds a special place in our cosmic neighbourhood. Often considered the child of the Earth and Theia, it has captivated the human imagination for aeons. Despite this fascination, only twelve individuals have set foot on its surface.

Join Gretchen Benedix, Professor at Curtin University's School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, as she explores the mysteries of the Moon. Explore what we can observe, uncover what we've learned, and understand the importance of returning to the Moon. 


Meet the Museum 

Are you curious about the fascinating world behind the scenes at the Museum? This monthly program delves into the less visible parts of the Museum's work, as scientists, researchers, historians and curators share their expertise and passions. 

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Thursday 20 June 2024

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