The inspiration for our City of Light event are files from the City of Perth, one of the many local government authorities represented in our collection. The files include a summary from then Lord Mayor, Sir Harry Howard, detailing his concerns about the effectiveness of the idea of a light for John GlennLise Summers Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:51
City of Light
Only one week until the City of Light event, celebrating 50 years since Perth left their lights on for astronaut John Glenn as he orbited the Earth.Meg Travers Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:07
Many people have asked what technology we’re using to talk to the International Space Station (ISS), and often they are surprised at the answer – Amateur Radio!Meg Travers Monday, January 30, 2012 - 15:32
There are lots of Frequently Asked Questions pages on astronauts and cosmonauts in general, but there are a few questions that are specific to this event that keep coming up, so I’ll attempt to address them in our own Astronaut FAQ.
Who are the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) and where are they from?
Expedition 30 is currently aboard the ISS which consists of 6 astronauts and cosmonauts. They are –
Four weeks to go 'til our live connection to the space travellers on the International Space Station (ISS) from the Northbridge Piazza!
What’s been happening in the last week in preparation for this event?
We’ve reached the halfway mark for people to enter the competition, and it’s good to see there are lots of entries coming in – but of course we want more! So what would YOU ask an astronaut???Meg Travers Friday, January 27, 2012 - 15:35
If you’re interested in the City of Light event, you’ve probably noticed that we are a little vague about the TIME contact will occur with the International Space Station (ISS). Small but incredibly important detail – how could we have missed this?Meg Travers Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 15:15
I’ve been interested in space flight since I was a child.Meg Travers Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:27