Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Paddys River

#3 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Australian Capital Territory
Must see · Science Museum · Museum
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is home to Deep Space Station 43, a 70 m (230 feet ) diameter dish that communicated with Voyager 1 and other Mars probes. See displays of spacecraft and space tracking technology, as well as a moon rock collected by Apollo XI in 1969. Learn all about how satellite dishes operate at this center just 20 km (12.7 mi) from Canberra. To visit Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on your holiday in Paddys River, and find out what else Paddys River has to offer, use our Paddys River.
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  • Very interesting and well put together visitor centre. We spoke to volunteer explainer Robert, who was so knowledgeable and so great at communicating on our level! Even our 7yo and 10yo understood...  more »
  • Not really much info about what they actually do there now but you do get deeper understanding of space and history. But it focuses the latter.  more »
  • Great trip worth making! Especially if you have any interest in space and engineering. If you enjoy reading the displays there prepare to spend about 2 hours in total.
  • Worth a look, loved the interactive PC that shows you the stars and planets at any point in time. Nice cafe

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