Tuesday, September 20, 2011

'Visions of Space' Exhibition on Aboriginal Astronomy

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne presents the world premiere of 'Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen', a major exhibition charting the history and future of space exploration as experienced through the moving image.

From early films by Fritz Lang and Georges Méliès, through to footage of the 1969 moon landing and recent films such as the Alien series, Moon and Sunshine, the moving image has allowed us to experience what most of us can only dream of.

Combining scientific and documentary footage with feature films and video artwork, the Star Voyager exhibition celebrates an enduring fascination with space travel through the imaginations of artists, scientists and astronauts.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see real NASA artefacts used in space plus film production materials, including costumes from Star Trek, Austin Powers and Total Recall. The exhibition also features an exciting new work, developed here in Melbourne, allowing visitors to explore the surface of Mars in 3D.

Visions of Space

Between the twinkling of the stars and the majesty of the planets, space has long held fascination for human kind. It has been a canvas for mythical storytelling and a sandpit for scientific research. 

To celebrate the opening of Star Voyager, this forum will explore our fascination with space from two distinct angles - through the eyes of Indigenous Australians and the way that art and science have come together to create a new vision of space.

Thursday 22 September 2011
ACMI, Melbourne

Full $20
Concession $17
ACMI Members $15

11am-1pm > Panel 1: The First Astronomers

Be guided through the intricacies of Indigenous astronomy with
  • Duane Hamacher (astronomer and researcher in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy), and
  • Munya Andrews (amateur astronomer, lawyer, and Bardi woman from Western Australia's Kimberly region)

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