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Moon landing showcase wins public library award

Publish on 18 Dec 2020 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media Release - 18 December 2020

Council’s library services have been recognised by the NSW Public Library Association in its Innovation in Outreach Awards for a series of events and activities which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Council was awarded the top prize in the population over 100,000 category.

The program, held in partnership with the Macarthur Astronomical Society during July 2019, included a range of events and activities such as a stargazing night, a showing of the film First Man, a quiz night, a recreation of the 1980s classic Lunar Lander video game as well as various displays at library branches.

During the stargazing night, telescopes were interfaced with Council’s Waste Education Van to display high resolution images on the van’s screens.

“Our libraries and librarians pulled out all the stops to bring a great variety of fantastic events and activities to our community to celebrate one of the most important and amazing events in the history of the world,” Mayor George Brticevic said.

“It fantastic to see partner with a community group like the Macarthur Astronomical Society to deliver such a comprehensive program,” he said.

 

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