The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Friday 19 July 2019


One giant leap for mankind, and it was taken at 12.56pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Monday, 21 July 1969. Six hundred million people, watched Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon. Three tracking stations were receiving the signals simultaneously. They were CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope, the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station outside Canberra, and NASA’s Goldstone station in California.

To commemorate this historic event, the CSIRO Parkes Observatory will be holding Open Days on the anniversary weekend. It will be an unforgettable experience for all the family!

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