How an Australian Telescope Let the World Watch the Moon Landing

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fifty years ago, one-fifth of the world's population sat glued to their televisions as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. But we'd never have seen those images if it hadn't been for a pair of Australian telescopes -- and a freak wind storm almost jeopardized the whole effort. My feature story for Smithsonian magazine.