THE LAST STEPS AND APOLLO 11 QUARANTINE – EXPLORING THE MOON AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
Head back in time to the year 1960s and 1970 with this Canberra premiere screening of two critically acclaimed short documentary chronicling the Apollo missions. Thrillingly told using never-before-seen archival footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11 Quarantine takes you to what happened to NASA's most celebrated mission, the first to land humans on the Moon, after returning to Earth. Last Steps will also show the last time humans have left the Moon, and what we may see when we go back.
These screening will be introduced by producer Stephen Slater, who supplied much of the previously-unseen footage and recordings of the Apollo missions.
The event will be moderated by Dr Brad Tucker and Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens
Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist. He’s leading programs using the NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. He’s also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere and a search to find Planet 9. He is also interested in how science fiction increases awareness, inspiration, and knowledge of these topics.
Anna-Sophie Jürgens is a Lecturer in Popular Entertainment Studies at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (ANU). Her research explores the cultural meanings of science.
‘An exhilarating collection of never-before-seen footage of ... humankind’s final expedition to the moon’ – Hamptons International Film Festival