Touch a piece of the Moon!

Photo of a piece of lunar rock resting on an upturned beaker

The lunar touchstone - click to enlarge

Come to see – and lay your hands on – the only lunar touchstone in the Southern Hemisphere. It is one of only 11 around the world.

The sample on display is a piece of the original rock collected from the Moon during the 17th and final Apollo manned-mission in December 1972.

When? The display is open to the public from Friday 5th July, Monday to Friday (excl public holidays), 9am to 5pm and be available indefinitely.

Where? Geoscience Australia, 101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston ACT 2609

Cost? FREE

General enquiries? 02 6249 9111 or

Media enquiries? 1800 882 035 or

To see what else is happening in Australia as part of the Apollo 50th Anniversary celebrations, visit CSIRO's Australia & Apollo 11 Events page