Free Public Lecture:
Apollo TV from the Moon
See the TV camera which brought us
one giant leap for Mankind
In order to bring the world live television from
the Moon, a team of Westinghouse engineers worked for 5 years to reduce
a 180kg studio camera down to a 3kg handheld camera that could operate in the extreme conditions on the lunar surface.
In doing so, they started the revolution of small
handheld TV cameras we know today.
Hear Stan Lebar
Program Manager for the Westinghouse Apollo TV Camera
speak on the development of the Apollo 11 camera
and its successors
This is a rare opportunity to learn first-hand how the most remembered
TV broadcast of the 20th Century was made possible.
Also learn about the key role of Australia in the first Moon landing,
and view never-before released footage of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk
as it was seen at the Honeysuckle Creek Apollo Tracking Station in the ACT.
A number of the Honeysuckle Creek Apollo veterans
who received the TV from the Moon
will also be on hand at the Canberra lecture.
Neil Armstrong, just before he steps onto the surface of the Moon Monday July 21 1969.
Photo taken at Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, Canberra.
Dont forget to bring your camera!