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Ballarat International Foto Biennale to the Moon and Back @ The Ballarat Municipal Observatory

17 August 2019 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm


To the Moon and Back takes visitors on an educational and inspirational trip to the moon, where visitors can participate in creative moon themed sun-print and light-box activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents two weekends of free activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.

Children will learn about space travel and science while being creative with photography.

Visitors can discover how astronauts live in space and create a layered light box image incorporating astronauts and space scenery, or images of objects they would take with them on a trip to the Moon – a toothbrush, favourite book or toy, or even a dog. Once completed take a photograph and make another.

The lunar theme continues in a sun print activity incorporating Moon related stencilled images. Using a non-toxic cyanotype paper, participants will watch as their image is exposed to UV light (ie. the Sun) resulting in a clever silhouetted image on a blue background to take home.

The events run alongside Ballarat Municipal Observatory Science Week activities and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale exhibition To the Moon and Back.

Take this opportunity to visit this historic observatory, and browse the buildings over the opening weekend of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, when audiences can view the free exhibition To the Moon and Back, featuring work by international photographic artists exploring the continued relevance of the historic 1969 lunar landing and its lasting photographic legacy.

Bookings required for groups of 6 or more.

10am – 3pm, 17-18 and 24-25 August.

Note: Sunprints require UV light and will be replaced by an alternate activity in the case of wet weather.


17 August 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum
439 Cobden Street
Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350 Australia
03 5332 7526
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Amelia James
03 53314833
View Organiser Website


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Space and astronomy
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