and make your own space discoveries at the Canberra Deep Space
Canberra Space Centre (CSC) offers an informative and enjoyable
way to learn about the planets and the story of space travel;
and how we here on Earth communicate with and benefit from spacecraft
exploring our Solar System and beyond.
is open to the general public and the exhibits and displays offer
a self-guided education experience for children and adults. Two
theatres continuously screen films on space exploration and the
latest science results from deep space.
We offer a variety of school education program formats that target
the curriculum standards and meet classroom lesson plans in consultation
with teachers. Our programs are suitable for primary (Years 3-6)
and secondary school (Years 7-12) students.
note that we do not provide education programs for Preschool-Year
2 students. Pre-school and K-2 groups wishing to come must book
with us to confirm a self-guided program. During these visits,
teachers and supervisors can take students through our exhibits
or spend time in our two small theatres to learn about the tracking
station and our role in deep space missions exploring the Solar
System and beyond.
3-12 students, our free education programs run for 90 minutes.
However, we understand that you might have less time available
(especially for interstate schools) and can tailor a program
to suit. We do recommend though making the 90-minutes available
so that we can cover the topics below (or something else you'd
like us to concentrate on) and provide extra time for all those
great questions your students are likely to ask.
visit for Primary and Secondary school students includes:
A brief introduction
on arrival, and an orientation to the Visitor Centre facilities.
with key historical aspects of the Complex, including the story
of our 26-metre antenna Deep Space Station 46 (DSS-46). This
was the antenna responsible for returning the 'first' pictures
of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon in July 1969.
to the other antennas, particularly DSS-43, the largest antenna
in the Southern Hemisphere.
of the work of the CDSCC and the significant role that Australia
plays in space exploration.
are given time to look through the Visitor Centre exhibits. Fact
sheets are available to collect.
in our main theatre. We discuss various aspects of exploration
and space science and incorporate information on some of the
latest missions and images being returned from space.
time for questions about exploring space, spacecraft tracking,
or take questions on a specific area that you wish to cover as
part of your current lesson plan (advance notice of your needs
will assist us).
can include opportunities for your students to explore the Centre
further, watch videos, or visit the Moon Rock Café.
SCHOOL EXCURSION PLACES - NOW BOOKED OUT!
we are now completely booked out for 2016. Our waiting list is
also nearly full for the year.
We are currently taking bookings for 2017 and beyond. We recommend
securing a place with us soon, as we are booking out fast and
are taking reservations as far ahead as 2019 at the moment.
Please contact us on our email or via phone (details below).
We look forward to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as
possible. Please note that places fill fast each Term, so your
advance booking helps us to ensure that staff are available to
guide you through your visit.
to the end of November only
Monday to Friday
(except during ACT school and on public holidays)
starts at 9am
Last group starting
Each session lasts 90-minutes
all your entry to the Canberra Space Centre and its school programs
have any further questions about visiting the Centre or would
like to make a Booking request, please feel free to contact us.
Contact: Korinne McDonnell and Glen Nagle
Office Hours: Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm.
Canberra Space Centre - PO Box 1035, Tuggeranong ACT 2901
Ph: 02 6201 7809 / 7838 Fax: 02 6201 7975 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CDSCC is not an Observatory with optical telescopes. We do
not offer night-time programs. Our work is in two-way robotic
spacecraft communication and radio astronomy.