It might be almost 400,000 kilometres away, but at Nile on Saturday night the moon was front and centre.
Astronomers and space lovers gathered at historic Clarendon Estate to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Crowds braved the cold weather to view historic footage of the 1969 event, with plenty of hot cider to keep everyone warm.
Visitors were also given the opportunity of looking through a telescope and to have some of their burning space questions answered by astronomers.
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Guest speakers included Michael Booth of the Astronomical Society of Tasmania, as well as the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery collections and research manager Martin George.
An astronomer himself, Mr George talked guests through the history of the Apollo program and some of its lesser known stories.
"We tend to focus on Apollo 11, because obviously that was the one that successfully landed two people on the moon," he said.
"But there was a lot more to it, that perhaps doesn't always get the attention is deserves.
"For people who grew up with it, a lot has been forgotten and for the younger generation it is a chance to learn something new."
The event was held as part of the 2019 Heritage Festival, which aims to bring communities together in a celebration of heritage and culture.
During May, events will be held at historic buildings and landmarks across Australia and Tasmania.
Mr George said Clarendon Estate made the perfect setting for star gazing, particularly in light of the moon landing milestone.
"A 50 year anniversary for anything is always a significant event, but the moon landing is extremely significant," he said.
"Especially when you consider the impact it has had on the world.
"When you think about those 12 people who ended up walking on the moon between 1969 and 1972, only four of them are still with us.
"If we think about another 10 years time, it is likely there will be even less.
"So it is so important to celebrate it now."