5, 4, 3, 2 ,1…………..Hey Adelaide, are you ready to get excited about space?
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has landed at in the McEwin Building at Lot Fourteen (North Terrace, Adelaide) and will be open to the public from May 2021 (click here to book your visit now)
The Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. It offers a place for the community to meet and explore the latest innovations in space technologies and where you can learn about Australia’s role in expanding national and international space activities.
At the Space Discovery Centre you’ll find…
The Space Gallery
The Space Gallery celebrates Australia’s contemporary work and excellence in the space sector. The exhibition includes 20 experiences across four different zones.
To Space Explore Australia’s expertise in aerospace and some of our cutting-edge propulsion systems.
On Orbit Discover the unique challenges and opportunities of operating in space.
Space for Australia Learn about Australia’s contributions to the global space industry and how space impacts our everyday life.
Beyond Earth Discover how Australia’s expertise in remote operations will benefit future human spaceflight.
Careers and Information Hub
Showcasing job opportunities in the local space industry and provides opportunities for self-learning as well as staff-guided discovery. It connects visitors with paths to space jobs with a focus on STEM. The hub also covers other space disciplines including art, history, law, and diplomacy.
Mission Control Centre and Theatrette
A multipurpose theatre, looking directly into the Mission Control Centre. Saber Astronautics operates the Mission Control Centre, called the Responsive Space Operations Centre. It provides facilities to control small satellite missions with real-time control and testing.
Named after the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The Endeavour took Andy Thomas, an Australian-born astronaut, to space. It’s a place for the space sector to connect with the public. Programs, meetings, video conferences and events will be held here.
The Discovery Centre will be open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday.
Timed, ticketed sessions run from 10am. The last session starts at 4:30pm. Each session runs for 75 minutes.
Find out more and pre-book your experience at discover.space.gov.au