#Space communications tracking
Fancy yourself an expert stargazer? We’ve got the quiz for you!
ABC’s Stargazing Live returns to our screens over three nights in May, and Wed 23 May is your chance to join an ABC Stary Party and be an astronomer for a night
Few Australians know the unique role the country plays in the global space network
Australia is positioned perfectly to look up into the centre of the galaxy — something you can’t do from many other parts of the world. That outstanding location and our world-class capability in space science underpins a phenomenal contribution to international space programs.
Tracing Cassini’s fiery death was like seeing a heart monitor flatline
At a NASA site nestled in a valley not far from Australia's capital city, a lucky few get a close view of the end of the spacecraft's 20 year odyssey.
Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy
Technology is driving a revolution in the way radio astronomers study the universe, and it could lead to new discoveries.
Mission over: the final countdown to Cassini’s fatal plunge into Saturn
The last signals from Cassini space probe before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere will tracked by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Ernie Dingo visits our outback astronomy observatory – in his beloved backyard
Wajarri Yamaji Elder and Australian TV personality Ernie Dingo stopped by to check out our Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope.
From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years
The Voyager space probes sent back some amazing images of the planets in the outer Solar System, and they're still talking to Earth every day via Australia's tracking station.
Love science? Join us in Canberra and be a part of history with Cassini’s end of mission celebration
Cassini's 20 year voyage is coming to a scheduled end on Saturn this September and we want you to come along and join us to celebrate!
Students to send messages into space
What is life on Earth like, according to Year 5 and 6 students? Students from Dalkeith Primary School in WA are planning to let extraterrestrial life know as part of an activity through our Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program.
First look inside NASA’s new command centre
An exclusive look at NASA’s brand new command centre near Canberra built to facilitate communications between Earth and the first people to walk on Mars.
A machine astronomer could help us find the unknowns in the universe
It's almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we're teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.