Australia has a long association with space and space travel. Above: Perth Observatory in Western Australia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Australia has a long association with space and space travel. Above: Perth Observatory in Western Australia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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On the trail of space exploration history in Australia, from Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step’ to Aboriginal astronomy and Uranus’ rings

  • Australia’s clear skies and low population make it ideal for space observatories, and its communications stations played a part in space exploration history
  • Tourists can visit the Perth Observatory where they discovered Uranus’ rings, and experience the ‘sky stories’ of Aboriginals, Australia’s first astronomers

Australia has a long association with space and space travel. Above: Perth Observatory in Western Australia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Australia has a long association with space and space travel. Above: Perth Observatory in Western Australia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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