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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Take a leap into outer space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Here you’ll discover NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions. The impressively sized antenna dishes at the complex send and receive data from spacecraft exploring the solar system and beyond. For a great view of the dishes, as well as an insightful exhibit about Australia’s role in space exploration, head to the Canberra Space Centre on the complex grounds.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm. Café open daily: 9.30-4pm; Christmas Day: Closed

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Educational

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This is a must see if you have kids or lived through the space age golden Era. Always something new to see with missions happening all the time

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Fascinating for those that like the space program

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I have been here previously many years ago and wanted to see it again. The huge dish really has to be seen to get a good idea of its size. The exhibits are fascinating for those of us who love...

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Hard to Find

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The Canberra commitment to space and high tech are reflected in this small but very interesting museum. you must visit the Deep Space Communication Complex. As pointed out in earlier posts, The Dish...

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FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop