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Dark Side of the Moon

February 25 @ 19:00 - 22:00

Saturday 25rd February 6.45-9.45pm

We are thrilled to present an event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s  Dark Side of the Moon on 1st March 1973

A great night of music, Moonlover will join us, history and science not all connected!

Moonlover is the project of Melbourne born, now Paris based musician, Quang Dinh. Previously, Dinh was bassist/singer in indie rock band Little Red before stepping out as frontman in Moonlover. He records alone usually, at night, under dim lighting, in winter.
In 2008, he released Thou Shall Be Free, a self-recorded DIY psychedelic, garage album, filled with romance, sweetness and a fair dose of psychedelic energy.
Come 2022, new album Shangri-La, expanded the colour palette quite dramatically. There’s a feast saxophones, clarinets, keyboards, glockenspiels, a traditional Vietnamese instrument called the Dan Tranh and vocal harmonies.
Always on Dinh’s mind, love and the moon.

The First Photograph of the Far Side of the Moon from 1959 above

First off, Luna 3, the first three-axis stabilized spacecraft, had to reach the Moon to take the pictures, and it had to use a little photocell to orient towards the Moon so that now, while stabilized, it could take the pictures. Which it did. On PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM.
And it gets WILDER because these photos were then moved to a little CHEMICAL PLANT to DEVELOP AND DRY THEM. That’s right, Luna 3 had a little 1 Hour Photo inside. Now you’re thinking, well, how do you get those actual photos back to the Earth?   Astronomer Kevin Hainline.

How indeed? The spacecraft faxed the photos to Earth.

The Moon will be a stunningly beautiful 5 Days Old.

BYO Picnic or try one of our Astronomical treats, BYO chair, umbrella, blanket etc, or maybe even dress for the snow, BE PREPARED for anything outside! This is a family event and no alcohol will be served. Rocket Launching for children nearby.

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
19:00 - 22:00

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
19:00 - 22:00
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