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Being about 25km away from Tuggeranong, and nestling in the Brindabella hills, the station gives an excellent view of space exploration. Depending on the activity at the time it may be possible to see real time commentary from deep space. A piece of moon rock...More
A very pleasant 45 minute drive from Canberra the dishes at Tidbinbilla offer an exciting venture into deep space. Great displays of photos and explanatory labels with continuous films and space suits and Mars rovers. The cafe and gift shop leave a lot to be...More
This is about a 40 min drive out of Canberra but my kids really enjoyed the visit. We spent 1 hour in the Complex with my kids getting to read a lot about the Space race. The highlight being seeing a rock from the moon...More
Always fascinating to see an operational facility. In addition to exhibits, to see real time info on screens as deep space objects are tracked is a great feature. Watching the giant dishes turn occasionally was a real bonus. Outdoor cafe and play area for kids...More
Staying in Canberra for two days we found an innocuous pamphlet for the Deep Space Centre. So we jumped into an Uber and took the 45 minute trip out to the centre.
An array of four radio telescopes surrounded the small but interesting complex. Filled...More
Hidden gem if you are even remotely interested in deep space communications. Fantastic free displays of exploration and communications. Great for all ages. Even the teenagers with us managed to awe at the 70m dish.
If you or your kids are interested in space this is a pretty cool place. Not the biggest but really interesting. Not too sure if they had any tours but that would have been good.
There is a cafe there, also not much phone reception...More
This is worth the detour off the scenic drive along Paddy's River Road. The giant parabolic antennas - of a size never likely to be exceeded in these days of antenna arrays are a surprising sight in the ACT countryside. The visitor centre has plenty...More
We drove 45 minutes from Canberra central - definitely worth the trip if you are a space/history/scifi buff. The historical pieces and the stories associated with the NASA organisation and the part Australia played in the space race are amazing. The staff were lovely and...More
I have known about the Deep Space Communication facility to the south of the range of hills I can see from where I live, but I did not realise that they have a wonderfully little museum and interactive display for visitors. This was a fantastic...More
It is worth the drive but obviously no comparison to the Smithsonian as that gets more funding but if you are into deep space communications and exploration and sci fi like dr who Star Trek and Star Wars and deep space... More
It is worth the drive but obviously no comparison to the Smithsonian as that gets more funding but if you are into deep space communications and exploration and sci fi like dr who Star Trek and Star Wars and deep space photography then this is you , personally I loved the experience and I've visited the Skylab crash site and museum but hey I am into deep space SETI and NASA research and to note without this deep space centre NSA deep space and shuttle launches wouldn't be possible it is the modern eqivilant of "The Dish" lol