Parkes Radio Telescope Open Day 2019

Duration: 12m 34s

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!

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