All the children who attended had lots of fun learning about space, and I’m sure they’ll be going outside in there gardens to discover the night sky and catching up with what NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance and its amazing Mars helicopter are getting up to on the red planet :-)
The Gold Coast library’s advertising team made up these large space rockets, for display in all their libraries, where everybody enjoyed taking lots of pictures of themselves...even I had fun taking a photo ;-)
(Please find below some images taken from each library event)
~ Destination planet Mars ~
Runaway Bay Library
Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 3 – 3.45pm
Humans have been fascinated by the red planet Mars since the beginning of time, right now many robotic spacecraft have landed and are orbiting the planet in preparations for humans to visit, come and hear all about this amazing journey of exploration to Mars.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 3 – 3.45pm
The Moon is Earth's constant companion in the night sky that shows us different phases night after night. The Moon also is the only celestial object in the solar system where humans have walked upon its surface and now we are going back to build a Moon base…Wow!
Friday, 16 April 2021, 3 – 3.45pm
Have you ever wanted to learn the night sky? Noeleen will show you how easy it is to find the constellations, planets and other beautiful celestial objects in the night sky in your own garden and how to use binoculars or a telescope to explore the heavens.
Suitable for children 7 - 12 years
Noeleen Lowndes is a member of the Southern Astronomical Society on the Gold Coast. She has been actively involved with astronomy and space education for over 25 years and is a member of NASA’s Saturn Observation Campaign.