Special Event: Moongazers


The Apollo 11 lunar landing on 20 July 1969 which brought humans onto the surface of the Moon for the first time has become a part of our global collective memory. Fifty years after the historical event, it continues to inspire scientists and engineers to explore space and look for ways to do the impossible.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join us at Moongazers to reflect on the significance of this groundbreaking journey which has defined a century. This exuberant programme of performances, films, talks, displays and workshops celebrates human explorations and endeavours that bring about new scientific understandings of the world around us, and delves into our complex fascination with the Moon as a beacon, a timekeeper, and a nocturnal object of inspiration and wonderment.

Moongazers is presented in collaboration with Aliena, Astronomy.SG, Astropreneurs HUB, Equatorial Space Industries, In.Genius, Moonshadow Stories, Satellite Research Centre - NTU, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Syndicate.SG and -wright Assembly.

Moongazers event details can also be seen here
Download the Moongazers Programme Booklet for full event details.


Film Screenings

ArtScience on Screen: Moon Heroes

Venue: Level 4, Expression Gallery

First Man (2018) | Dir. Damien Chazelle 
Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm
Saturday, 20 July 2019 | 10am

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017) | Dir. David Fairhead
Friday, 19 July 2019 | 10am 

At the 50th year anniversary of the Moon Landing, ArtScience Museum salutes the heroes that ventured into space and the heroes who stayed behind. Whilst astronaut Neil Armstrong undertook the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon, a special team of flight controllers in Mission Control quietly navigated, calculated and innovated to change the course of history.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for screening details.


In Love with the Moon by Kamini Ramachandran

Thursday to Saturday, 18—20 July 2019 | 7.30pm
Venue: Floating Utopias, Level 3 Galleries

The Moon has charmed and mesmerised many hearts throughout time. In folklore and myth, the Moon is a beloved, a sweetheart and a lover. Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares her favourite moon myths seated beneath Luke Jerram's vast floating sculpture of the Moon. 

Photo credit: Moonshadow Stories

AI-Qamar by -wright Assembly

Thursday, 18 July 2019 | 8.30pm
Venue: Floating Utopias, Level 3 Galleries

Art collective -wright Assembly presents Al-Qamar (Arabic: ‘The Moon’), a poetry-and-sound performance embedded in Islamic astronomy, expressing how the Moon, the Sun, and the Stars serve as a guide for Muslims to navigate their day-to-day activities during the night and day.

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands ©

Beyond the Silver Glow by nada & Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel

Friday, 19 July 2019 | 8.30pm
Venue: Floating Utopias, Level 3 Galleries  

In response to Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, this two-way collaboration between nada and Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel presents a sonic and movement-based performance surveying the diverse cultural, scientific and spiritual relations different societies have with the Moon. As Jerram’s Moon hangs passively while eliciting introspective responses from the individual viewers, Beyond the Sliver Glow attempts to project these responses into the exhibition space. Inevitable, the scientific and the spiritual will collide, and common knowledge will have to confront conflicting emotions. The performance will explore these cycles of harmony and conflict further for the perennial tussle for what the Moon means to us. 

For more details of the performances, please refer to our Facebook event page.

Image credit: Kiat


Taking off: Singapore in Space

Friday, 19 July 2019 | 2pm - 6pm
Saturday, 20 July 2019 | 2pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Level 4, Expression Gallery

As Apollo 11 turns 50, we look back at the legacy of our first small steps on the Moon and look forward to the next giant leap. From astropreneurs and youth engineers to startup CEOs and advocates, hear from STEM figures who are leading the charge in Singapore’s space technology industry. In this two-day programme of talks and panel discussions, we look at new technologies which are shaping the future of space, the importance of women in STEM, and what lies ahead for Singapore.

Featured speakers include Simon Gwozdz (CEO and founder of Equatorial Space Industries), Mark Lim Jian Wei (CEO and co-founder of Aliena), Marvyn Lim Seng (Managing Director and founder of IN.Genius), Lim Wee Seng (Executive Director of Satellite Research Centre – NTU), Priyadarshini Majumdar (Space Strategist and Engineer at Astropreneurs HUB), Lynette Tan (Director and founding member of Singapore Space & Technology Association) and more.

Friday, 19 July 2019 Programme Schedule

14:00-14:30 The Moon Machine - Saturn V Rocket | Simon Gwozdz (CEO of Equatorial Space Industries)
14:30-15:00 Satellite 101 | Lim Wee Seng (Executive Director of Satellite Research Centre - NTU)
15:00-15:30 Propulsion Systems in Space | Mark Lim Jian Wei (CEO of Aliena)
15:30-15:45 Coffee/tea break
15:45-16:45 Video Showcase and Demonstration of Singapore Space Challenge Projects
16:45-17:30 One Giant Leap: Singapore Youths Taking Small Steps to Become Space Crews | Moderated by Lynette Tan (Director of SSTA)
17:30-18:00 Lunar Lander Showcase and the Future of Human Spaceflight | Jonathan Hung (President of SSTA)

Saturday, 20 July 2019 Programme Schedule

14:30-15:00 A Singaporean Attempt at Launching into Space | Marvyn Lim Seng (Project Leader of GoSpace.sg)
15:00-15:30 Democratising Access to Space | Priyadarshani Majumdar (Space Strategist and Engineer at Astropreneurs HUB)
15:30-16:15 Women in Space | Luo Sha (Lecturer, NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering) with Lynette Tan (Director of SSTA)
16:15-16:25 Coffee/tea break
16:25-16:55 The Colours of the Universe: Satellites & Astrophysics | George-Cristian Potrivitu (S&T Advisor, Aliena)
16:55-17:25 It’s Just Rocket Science – Singapore’s Chance in the New Space Race | Simon Gwozdz (CEO of Equatorial Space Industries)
17:25-18:25 A Chat with Experts: Singapore Needs More Space! | Lui Pao Chuen, Victor Khoo, Mark Lim, Gillian Chin with Bryan Lim
18:25-18:30 The People’s Moon

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands©


Drop-in Workshop

Operation: Moonshot

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | 3–5pm, 7–9pm
Venue: Basement 2, Rainbow Room

Join Astronomy.SG to create Astrolabes and gauge the stars, then build a rocket of your own! Craft your own mini Apollo 11 rubber rocket and shoot for the Moon with expert guidance from the community of passionate youth astronomers.