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Planetary parade one-in-1000-year event

The bright string of lights in the morning sky this month is thought to be a one-in-1000-year event. Australia’s astronomer at large, Professor Fred Watson, explains why and where you can watch it.

How Australia transmitted the Apollo missions broadcast: Andrew Tink

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
How Australia transmitted the Apollo missions broadcast: Andrew Tink
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In his book “Honeysuckle Creek – The story of Tom Reid, a little dish and Neil Armstrong’s first step” author Andrew Tink sets the story straight about Australia´s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969. In this episode he talks about Tom Reid, the mind behind the operation of the famous “Dish” near Canberra and how Tom and his team saved the world wide live broadcast of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and his very personal connection to the man that made it all happen in the tracking station in Honeysuckle Creek. Here you can find out more about Andrew´s work: http://andrewtink.com This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic.