Out of This World: Australia in the space age

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

29 September 2020 to 14 March 2021

9.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Sunday


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes, 2604



Welcome to the dawn of the space age.

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth's atmosphere.

From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia's role in the space race. 

Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how futuristic architecture influenced Australia's Expo pavilion in 1970, and meet everyone's favourite puppet, Mr Squiggle – 'the man from the moon.'