Parkes and Apollo 11

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This was commemorated at CSIRO's radio telescope at Parkes, NSW by holding an Open Day wherein non-astronomers can take a tour through the telescope, hear astronomy talks and for the 50th anniversary, sit under the stars and watch the movie The Dish which is loosely based around the role Parkes played in us earthlings seeing the first human steps onto the moon.

50th Anniversary

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Parkes Radio Telescope Open Day 2019
The Parkes Radio Telescope received all but the first 8 minutes of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's walk on the moon. It was the source for world wide coverage. The first 8 minutes came from the NASA station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra which was later closed and the antenna moved to Tidbinbilla, a few kilometres away.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing, the Parkes Radio Telescope held an Open Day, including tours of the telescope building itself.

Grote Reber:

Parkes Radio Telescope:

Open Day program:

Cowra Japanese Garden:

Margaret Hamilton in moonlight:

Honeysuckle Creek:

Note: Margaret Hamilton wrote the software for the lunar module!

40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary consists of photographs, and much more information than the video.