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Satellite Selfie

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  • Canberra and surrounds
    Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

Have you ever taken a selfie? What if you could take one from space? Wonder no more because during National Science Week this August everyone in the ACT will find out.

Introducing Canberra’s very own Satellite Selfie.

How can you get involved?

We would love you to get your school, business or family and friends to go outside to an oval, park or backyard and create large designs or logos on the ground that are big enough to be seen from space – but please make sure you social distance and follow the current health guidelines.

The satellite will fly over three times during National Science Week week on Monday 17 August, Wednesday 19 August and Friday 21 August. It will pass over for only a few minutes between 10am and 11am. This means you don't have to be out for long but get out early to make sure you don't miss it. The exact time will be released a few days before so keep an eye on the website and social media for updates. 

Three flyovers are being run to avoid clouds blocking the picture. From the three flyovers the least cloudy image will be selected, so plan to be outside for all three events to avoid missing out or make something to leave out for the whole week.

The image taken by the satellite will be uploaded to our website (by early September) so you will then be able to see and keep it forever.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

This event is presented by the Where You Are Festival with the support of the ACT Government and is co-hosted by Australian National University.