Lunar Base landscape

Moonbase ONE

Terms 1 and 3, Monday to Friday
45 minutes in the Planetarium
Year level
Years 5 to 8
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 150 students
$9 per student + education service fee
Booking information
Bookings 13 11 02

This Planetarium show draws attention to our magnificent neighbour, the Moon. How did the Earth end up with such a large Moon?

The show features stunning visualisations of the Moon’s violent formation and captures the achievements of lunar exploration during the Apollo era. Engaging graphics model and demystify natural phenomena such as eclipses and the changing phases of the Moon.

The Moon has a great effect on our planet and very possibly contributed to the development of life here on Earth. Moonbase ONE is an opportunity for students to overcome common misconceptions and see the Moon as part of our culture, our history and our scientific endeavour.

Narrated by Stephanie Bendixsen (aka ‘Hex’, a former presenter of ABC TV’s Good Game).

Victorian Curriculum links


  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073) 
  • Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (VCSSU090) 
  • Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and the Moon (VCSSU099) 
  • Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object; Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of Earth (VCSSU103) 

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