To Mars and Beyond: Search for the Origins of Life

Past Event: 3 December 2002 to 27 April 2003

A once-in-a-lifetime journey to the darkest depths of our solar system.

The largest exhibition of space exploration ever seen in Australia, To Mars and Beyond brings together real and remarkable objects, models and interactive exhibits.

From ancient myths and dreamtime stories of Aboriginal Australia, via planets and satellites to the superpower space and futuristic International Space Station, this exhibition is a fascinating insight into human space exploration.

You can journey to Mars in a space ship, search for other life forms using SETI or zoom in to your own back garden using an Earth-orbiting satellite. Learn about scientific discoveries from Galileo, Newton and Congreve to recent innovations using real objects and models. See Australian astronaut Dr Andy Thomas’ spacesuit. Travel to Mars in a 3D virtual reality theatre.

Organised by Art Exhibitions Australia in association with the National Museum of Australia.

Part of Museum Victoria's Summer of Space.

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Josh 10 November, 2010 12:27
How far is it to go right around mars. I got told it was like 27 kilometres across like get back to me
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Discovery Centre 10 November, 2010 14:50
Hi Josh have a read of our Mars infosheet for information that should help with your research. NASA also has some very good resources that you might want to have a look at also.
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