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Win a free moon rock competition!

2 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm18 August 2019 @ 10:30 pm


In celebration of our 50th birthday and the Moon landing on 21 July 1969 (Australian Time) we are running a competition to win a small piece of the Moon! Open to all Primary & Secondary students in Australia. The question asked gives a clue to how we obtained the unique specimen. Good luck.


*** It’s our 50th birthday this year, inspired by humans walking on the Moon! ***  So we’d like to kneel down and share the buzz with you.

A small piece of the Moon. It’s not as big as the one photographed by Eugene Cernan on the Moon though. And, no, you don’t win any cheese.

Only for current school-age students at high school or primary school anywhere in Australia.


What’s the catch?
None, though we do hope that Google Forms can handle the excitement of Science Week!

What to do
Go to the link for the free National Science Week competition at the MPAS Events page below, answer some easy questions and put in your best guess at the final BIG Moon question there. Then wait. That’s it.

The winner will be contacted by email and one of their teachers must reply to us with an address to which the prize can be safely shipped.

The calculated answer will be posted on the MPAS website once determined.

Type your answers carefully because duplicates will be disqualified. Only one entry per student.

Competition is open now and closes on 18 August.

The first received closest answer to that determined from the “wisdom of the crowd” value across Australia after the end of the competition will be the winner.

See the link for further details of this fun and easy experiment, and good luck!

If this has inspired you, like the late Neil Armstrong asked, to “look up and give the Moon a wink“, do some local detective work to see if you have a nearby astronomy society or club who might be able to share the wonders of the Australian night sky with your family.


2 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
18 August 2019 @ 10:30 pm
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Peter Skilton
0419 253 252
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Primary students, Secondary students
Space and astronomy
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