Apollo 11 campaign launches ahead of moon landing 50th anniversary

Be out there in the Parkes Region this winter season and be amazed by all things space and science, when Parkes and the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon.

In July 1969, the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope played an important role in history, when it received and broadcast the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope received television signals that allowed six hundred million people, one fifth of humanity at the time, to watch the broadcast.

In celebration of this 50 year milestone, CSIRO will be hosting an open day weekend at 'The Dish' on the 20-21 July 2019.

Parkes Shire Council's Brand and Marketing Manager, Katrina Dwyer said "in the lead up to the anniversary celebrations, Council has launched the 'Be out there' winter campaign featuring Apollo 11 Deals to encourage visitors to explore more of our region during their stay, and enjoy all the unique experiences that the Parkes destination has to offer."

"Throughout the winter season, visitors can take one small step and access some out of this world special offers at our local attractions, shopping outlets, accommodation and cafes."

The campaign launches this Saturday 1 June and will run until the end of July. Visitors can view all the Apollo 11 special offers and open day event details via www.visitparkes.com.au/apollo11

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