Deep Space Station Guided Tour
Location: Canberra Deep Space Complex, Tidbinbilla,
Start point: S35 24.191 E148 58.986 (main gate please arrive 15mins early, Allow 50 mins to drive from the Geobash to the meeting point)
Hosts: 2 Leg Drive (Nigel)
Start time : Monday 1-April @ 11:00 | Monday 1-April @ 2:00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Drive time from Canberra Park: 60min
A behind the scenes walking tour of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. With a chance to stand beside the antenna that collected radio signals for Man’s first walk on the moon. Marvel at the giant size of the 70 meter antenna used to communicate with the Voyager space crafts. Gain an understanding of the people and infrastructure required to keep the site running and even chat to an operator in our control centre.To complete the tour we will spend some time in the visitor center museum with extensive technical and historical exhibits. This also includes the chance to get a photo in a spacesuit.
The tour will be approximately over 2kms and will require walking on uneven paths, stairs and roads. Please consider your mobility when booking onto this tour.
Nigel your host is part of the team that maintains and operates the site on behalf of NASA.The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network that provides communications services for far flung spacecraft, including the many missions at Mars, New horizons past Pluto, The James Webb telescope and many more. The site is managed by CSIRO and funded by NASA
Geocaches: Within walking distance of the carpark are multiple caching opportunities including multis, new: virtual and mysteries. A few people may remember a former employee Spindoc Bob with an original placement nearby and a fitting memorial. The nearby walking track is also a good starting point for the extensive UFO series of caches.
*Photo ID will be required for entry to site.
Please congregate for the tour 15 minutes before tour start time.
Monday 1-April @ 11:00, Monday 1-April @ 2:00pm