Australian Space Discovery Centre hosting premiere event today

The centre hopes to inspire a new generation of space explorers with its interactive exhibits.

The Australian Space Discovery Centre is opening its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 15th of May, with an epic exhibition event sure to peak the interests of space-travel and history buffs alike. 

As part of the South Australian History Festival, the state-of-the-art centre will host a free intergalactic event, exploring human spaceflight throughout the last century, from the strained relations of the Cold War and the significance of the space race up, to the modern-day reality of commercial spaceflight. 

Promising something to interest every member of the family, the debut event will feature a talk from space historian Kerrie Dougherty, as well as interactive exhibits in the new Space Gallery, where eager space-explorers can countdown live space missions from the epicentre of space travel, the Mission Control Centre Theatrette. 

Kerrie Dougherty will discuss the influence of national and international politics on human spaceflight, with the centre hoping to inspire a new generation of space enthusiasts eager to pursue careers in STEM education or astronomy. 

This intensive dive into how space travel has evolved over the decades is part of the South Australian History Festival’s 2021 theme of change, and is part of over 600 festival events occurring across the state in May. 

You can buy tickets for the free event here or find out more information on South Australia’s History Festival on their website.

Find the Australian Space Discovery Centre in the McEwin Building, in Lot Fourteen on the east end of North Terrace in Adelaide.

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