This is ground control to Adelade – there’s a 10-metre astronaut that’s mistaken our city for the moon, and it looks like they’ll be staying for a couple of weeks until they get their bearings.
Communications with the giant, inflatable figure tells us that they go by the name of Astro, and that Lot Fourteen on North Terrace is the epicenter of such things – just a short walk from both Gluttony and The Garden of Unearthly Delights on East Terrace.
Coincidently, and conveniently for Astro, the grassy lawns of which they stand is adjacent to the Australian Space Discovery Centre, enticing people to head on in and explore the hands-on immersive experience which showcases the role Australia can play in space related matters.
You can float around the Centre from Wednesdays through to Sundays, with Saturday 18 and Friday 24 February, Saturday 4, Friday 10 and Saturday 18 March open specially until 8:30pm. It could very well be a cute date in outer space idea – no pressure.
But if you’d just like to capture a stellar moment on your satellite device thingamabob, you can simply gaze upon Astro from Wednesday 22 February until Sunday 19 March 2023, in the Adelaide Fringe first.