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Southern Sky Livestream – Special Event Total Lunar Eclipse

Duration: 2.5 hours
Finished 26 May 2021
Video Conference

On the evening of Wednesday 26 of May the Moon moves into the Shadow of the Earth. Sydney Observatory astrophysicists Dr Sarah Reeves, Dr Andrew Jacob and ambassador Karlie Noon will take you through the Moon’s movements as we witness a red supermoon, live from the Sydney Observatory telescopes. We’ll also explore the origins, landscape, and missions to the Moon, including a very special eclipse seen by the crew of Apollo 11 more than 50 years ago.

This is a FREE event hosted on the Sydney Observatory’s Facebook Page, register here.


Gamilaraay astrophysicist Karlie Noon is passionate about Indigenous astronomical knowledge and was the first Indigenous female to obtain degrees in physics and mathematics. The multiple award-winner was an ACT Young Australian of the Year 2019 finalist and a Eureka Prize Emerging Leader 2019 finalist.


Sarah Reeves is science curator at the Powerhouse Museum, focusing on the areas of astronomy and space. Sarah holds a PhD in Astronomy and for her thesis she studied the evolution of galaxies using radio telescopes like ‘The Dish’. Before joining the Powerhouse, she worked for several years as an astronomy guide at Sydney Observatory. At the Powerhouse Sarah has co-curated a wide range of science exhibitions, and in 2019 curated the highly successful Apollo 11 exhibition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.


Dr Andrew Jacob is Curator and Astronomer at MAAS – Sydney Observatory. Appointed in 2015 he cares for the Astronomy, Space and Sydney Observatory collections. He curated the exhibition for the Observatory’s East Dome (2015), was local curator for ‘Collider’ at the Powerhouse museum in 2016 and curates the annual ‘Winning Sky Photos: David Malin Awards’ exhibition. Andrew guided tours at Sydney Observatory for over twenty years – and still keeps his hand in. He moderates the Observatory’s ‘Lights in the Sky’ reporting page, responds to public enquiries and is occasionally seen and heard on TV & radio when astronomical events catch the public’s attention.