Anniversary timeline

This is the current timeline – it could change slightly, and more items will be added

It will be a 4 day event with lots on each day

Day/Date JulyPlaceTime StartTime EndEventNOTES below
Thu 18thCSCC Woden10:30 AM2:30 PMPick up memorabillia, name badges etc.2
Thu 18thANU Llewellyn Hall6:00 PM7:00 PMA-11 events launch and reception3
Thu 18thANU Llewellyn Hall7:00 PM8:30 PMANU Panel event4
Fri 19thQuestacon8:00 AM9:00 AMView big moon and exhibition5
Fri 19thANU Kambri Centre9:30 AM10:30 AMTelstra Hour6
Fri 19thANU Kambri Centre11:00 AM12:30 PMApollo 11 movie with Producer Stephen Slater7
Fri 19thNational Museum (NMA)6:00 PM7:20 PMPanel and Show by Andrew Tink Author of HSK book8
Sat 20thHoneysuckle Site10:00 AM12:30 PMUnveil new items. Limit 2009
Sat 20thTidbinbilla (CDSCC)12:30 PM2:30 PMLunch, Photos, Movies10
Sat 20thANU Kambri Centre5:00 PM7:00 PMThe Dish movie with intro remarks
Sun 21stSouthern Cross Club Corinna Ballroom11:00 AM3:00 PMThe Main EVENT! 3 course lunch with MUCH more!11

Note 2          Thursday the 18th July 2019 – 10:30am to 2:30pm
At the ‘Top of the Cross’ Woden Canberra Southern Cross Club Club  – pick up your badges, memorabilia purchased, sign up for special events perhaps. Come along at any time between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Good parking underneath the club.  For Map

Note 3.       Thursday the 18th July 2019 – 6pm to 7pm
Reception and Launch.
Drinks and canapés hosted at the ANU Llewellyn Hall – hosted by the ANU.
There is reasonable parking round about.

Note 4.      Thursday the 18th July 2019 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Panel Event. Featuring ANU Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt, US Ambassador
Llewellyn Hall as per Note 3 above. 

Note 5.      Friday the 19th July – 8am to 9am
Visit Questacon Science Centre to view the awesome 7M diameter moon and Apollo exhibition. Also rest the legs with Space movies in the Questacon Theatre. Google Maps ref
Good parking at the venue at this time, but why not travel in a luxury coach which will take you to all the venues today? Pickup at the Woden Southern Cross Club  leaves at 7:45am.

Note 6.   Friday the 19th July – 9:30am to 10:30am
Coach takes you to the ANU Kambri Centre for the Telstra Hour. Mr David Piltz Telstra Director Access and for Network facilities, also Chairman of Telstra Museum and Heritage, will present a bronze Plaque to be mounted outside the Deakin Phone exchange commemorating the period when part of the building was the busy NASCOM Switching Centre for Apollo and many other missions. There will also be short talks by Mike Dinn (ex Honeysuckle), Margaret Reid widow of Tom Reid ex Honeysuckle Tracking station Director,  and John Westbrook son of Kevin Westbrook former manager of the centre. Morning tea afterwards.  For those who like to travel independently, the centre is at
There is a very good (Paid) underground car park which can be reached via Kingsley St (see map)

Note 7.    Friday the 19th July – 11am to approx 12:30pm
Still in the ANU Kambri Centre a Special showing of the brilliant new special APOLLO 11 movie (just for us), with an introduction by Stephen Slater who played a major part in the movie’s production and has been brought here by ANU. Coaches return to Woden after this event

Note 8.   Friday 19th July – 6pm to approx 7:20pm
At the National Museum of Australia. An Exhibition specially for Apollo11 and a media and panel show by Andrew Tink Author of the “Honeysuckle Creek” book. Panellists include Mike Dinn, Bryan Sullivan, Gillian Schoenborn (nee Morris), and John Saxon. Coaches leave from Woden at 5:30pm. If using your own transport the National museum is at
There should be plenty of parking as the museum is closed.

Note 9 – Sat the 20th July 10 – 10am to 12:30pm
Coach transport to Honeysuckle and Tidbinbilla (Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre – CDSCC) for various activities. See the changes at the Honeysuckle site with a special unveiling. Coaches leave the Woden Bus depot at 8:15am for Honeysuckle and 10am for Tidbinbilla CDSCC

We are encouraging everyone to use the Coaches if possible as there will be very limited parking at Honeysuckle. If you really like to drive – can we suggest you drive to the Namadgi Visitor’s centre just past Tharwa and take the coach from there.
National Parks and Heritage are concerned about frail and aged attendees! It is probable that they will get people to sign up separately (As with the other events- everything will still be free for people who sign up for the lunch on Sunday :-)) The coaches will travel from Honeysuckle to Tidbinbilla CDSCC via the Namadgi visitor’s centre, and then return to Canberra.

Note 10 – Sat 20th July – 12:30pm to 2:30pm
See the HSK antenna at Tidbinbilla up close and personal. Plus videos, and many other activities. Refreshments at Honeysuckle and lunch at Tidbinbilla.

Note 11 –  Sun 21st July – 11am to 3pm
The big one – a lunch with many entertainments at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Corinna Ballroom with the first step video synchronised to the time of the first “One small step…” – and MUCH MUCH more.

There are also a number of semi permanent Exhibitions:
1. ACT Heritage Library – Apollo 11- See
2. National Museum of Australia – 
July 1st to Aug 18th
3. Questacon – – July 1st to Nov 30th
4. ANU school of Arts and Design – Promised the moon –
Jun 20th to July 26th
5. Geoscience Australia – Touch a piece of the moon.
July 5th to Dec 31st 2020

Tell me what I have forgotten!


Still somewhat preliminary and possibly more to fit into that timeline. For info about the 40th see 40th pages