Between the moon and the stars

21 March 2019 – 22 March 2020
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory enters a galactic realm with the Between the Moon and the Stars exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing by NASA’s Apollo 11.

Get up close to a lunar meteorite and discover the connection between sea-worms and lunar phases when you embark on this stellar journey through the exhibition Between the Moon and the Stars.

The connection with life on Earth and the Solar System has defined our existence from ancient cultures to the present day. Travellers and famous navigators such as Captain Cook, Magellan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders looked to celestial navigation to guide them across land and sea to create history.

Between the Moon and the Stars is an intriguing showcase exploring how the Moon and its phases continue to impact on animal and human life. The exhibition includes ancient Aboriginal astronomical knowledge, dreaming stories and the history of stargazing in Australia.


MAGNT Darwin

19 Conacher Street

The Gardens, Darwin NT

Open daily: 10am–4pm
The Discovery Centre remains closed until further notice. 
+61 8 8999 8264

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Between the Moon and the Stars Exhibition Catalogue


Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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