A few weeks ago I noticed a retweet by ESA, asking for expression of interest from space enthusiasts to attend and social-media (verb) the inauguration of a new antenna at their New Norcia deep spacetracking site in Western Australia.
That site is used to communicate with deep space missions such as Rosetta and Gaia.
After some um-ing and ah-ing, I decided to apply. After all, when I'm on holiday elsewhere I try to visit observatories and other space related things and am always a bit disappointed when a fence keeps me at a distance.
Last week I got an email with the the happy news that I was one of the fifteen lucky people selected to attend!
So, over the next week you'll probably see a lot of space tweets from me with impressive radio hardware, behind the scenes looks at things, and a lot of excited people.
You can read more about #SocialSpaceWA on the ESA Social Space blog.
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