Free Public Lecture:

Apollo TV from the Moon

See the TV camera which brought us
“one giant leap for Mankind”

Stan Lebar and the Apollo 11 camera


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
(the TV camera developed for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975
will also be on display at the Canberra lecture).

This is a rare opportunity to learn first-hand how the most remembered
TV broadcast of the 20th Century was made possible.


7:30pm, Tuesday March 14th 2006

At the Monthly Meeting of the Sydney Space Frontier Society
in the Schools Briefing Room – Level 3
at the Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo.

Free, no need to book.

On Street Parking available.
Entrance is via the Security Gatehouse to the car park in Macarthur Street.

Download PDF flyer below.

7:00pm, Thursday March 16th 2006

In the Peninsula Room at the National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula. (map)

Free, no need to book.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Download PDF flyer below.


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.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!