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Parkes open days
It’s been 50 years since Australia helped send images of humankind’s first steps on the Moon around the world. To celebrate we’re holding FREE open days at our Parkes Observatory.
Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July (9am – 5pm):
- Take the rare opportunity to tour ‘The Dish’
- Discover the latest in Australian astronomy and space science with talks, presentations and displays
- Drive the telescope to observe pulsars in real-time
- Explore the brightest stars, planets and the Sun with the Central West Astronomical Society
- Check out the Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre, including 3D movies
- Have fun with science activities for kids
- Get into theme with space face painting
- Be entertained by roving performers
- Step back in time with vintage car displays
- Listen to live music
- Enjoy the range of delicious food available
Watch the broadcast of the Moon landing as it happened on Monday, 21 July 1969. When, at 12.56pm (AEST), 600 million people around the world watched as humanity took its first steps on the Moon.