20120116 - Perth City of Light

posted 15 Jan 2012, 20:00 by Onno Benschop

Western Australia marks 50th Anniversary of Perth as the ‘City of Light’

On February 20 this year, Western Australia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's orbit of the earth. The Hills Amateur Radio Group will be one of many organisations coming together to celebrate this major event by helping young people make an amateur radio contact with the International Space Station though the ARISS programme.

What would YOU ask an astronaut? A competition has been launched by the Western Australian Museum and the State Records Office of Western Australia to find primary and secondary school students enrolled in Western Australia who'd like to talk to an astronaut in space, click on the image to get started.

Perth City of Light
Image uses graphic elements copyright of NASA.
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15 Jan 2012, 20:11