Mars and our path to being an interplanetary species
As we look back to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that lunar landing, there comes another call. Mars. What's needed to get us there?
Moon landing memories from our crew on the ground
Where were you when humans first stepped on the Moon? If you weren't alive, how has that 'giant leap' shaped your life? We asked our staff for their best Moon memories ...
Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back from the Apollo 11 moonwalk
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
How we can shine in the next race to the Moon
If there was an up and down in space, Australia would be on top of the Earth looking at the centre of the galaxy - perfectly placed for the next race to the moon.
The Dish: Fact vs fiction
The Dish is an Aussie classic, set at our Parkes radio telescope. Most of the film is based on fact, but what was added for the sake of a (rollicking) good yarn?
A lunar powerhouse: The Apollo 11 exhibition lands in Sydney
Stand under an enormous Moon sculpture. See four billion-year-old Moon dust. Learn what on earth a feed horn is! It's all happening at the Powerhouse Museum.
Shoot (for) the stars: Awe-inspiring astrophotography
Take a trip across the universe with the 2019 Central West Astronomical Society Astrophotography Awards.
Space on a screen: how do you broadcast a Moon landing?
It took more than one giant leap to share the Moon landing with the world, and Australia played an essential part in the broadcast. Here’s how it all happened.
Space rocks! Six science experiments to celebrate the Moon landing
Fun science activities for kids all about space and the Moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with these experiments you can do at home.
Moon landing playlist: Music you can moonwalk to
Our Moon landing playlist is full of certifiable bangers to get you in the mood for the 50th anniversary of an out-of-this-word milestone in history.
The answer may not be 42: fast radio burst traced to a distant galaxy
In a world first, astronomers using our ASKAP telescope have pinpointed the location of a fast radio burst in the Universe taking us one step closer to solving an astronomical mystery.