|Date:||Wednesday 17 Jul, 7pm - 8:45pm|
|Location:||AUT City Campus
WG Building, WG403
The Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) at AUT and the Embassy of the United States of America invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a special screening of the iconic film The Dish.
“It is a date that will be remembered for all time. July 20 1969 – the day man first set foot on the moon. That one shining moment was witnessed by a television audience of six hundred million people across the globe. Remarkably, those immortal images came via a “dish” in outback Australia. It may have been one small step for man, but for a handful of Aussie scientists, it was a giant leap. And one that almost didn’t happen.”1
Bring your friends and family and join us to enjoy the humorous film based on the amazing true story of the role a radio-telescope in the southern hemisphere played in arguably the most momentous event in 20th-century space exploration. Reflect on the achievements and consider the role radio telescopes are now playing in exploring the edges of the universe.
IRASR is the first (and only) radio astronomical institute in New Zealand. It was founded in 2004 to develop Radio Astronomy and its astronomical and Earth Science applications in New Zealand. AUT’s Warkworth Observatory is linked to New Zealand’s most powerful super computers and has the only radio telescopes in the country, allowing us to see to the edge of the universe.
In addition to the film screening, an exhibition of photos celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing will be showcased at AUT for the week Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 July.
1 - https://www.workingdog.com/the-dish