Series Creators: Jeff Peck, Tony Morphett
Produced by: Patricia Edgar, and Margot McDonald
Directed by: Julian McSwiney, Mario Andreacchio, Stephen Measday, Steve Jodrell,
Written by: Christine Madafferi, Deborah Cox, Jan Sardi, Jeff Peck, Esben Storm,
Jutta Goetze, Mac Gudgeon, Nicola Woolmington, Peter Hepworth, Rick Maier
Robert Greenberg, Steve J. Spears, Susan Hore, Susan McGillicuddy
Script Consultants: Cameron Clark, Esben Storm, and Ray Boseley
Filmed at: Narrabri, NSW

Aired: 1994

Mike, Nikki, Maggie and their families live in a remarkable place — beneath the massive gleaming white dishes of a space tracking station, located in the heart of the Australian outback. The kids are scientists' children. Yet they're ordinary kids facing the ordinary problems of growing up, but under very extraordinary circumstances. Home is a window on the universe. Students come to the tracking station from all around the world to conduct space-related experiments under the sponsorship of the Wright Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of science education. Nikki is 13 and into science. Her dream is to be the first person on Mars. Mike is 14 and he thinks science sucks. Jimi Hendrix is his hero. With his horse and guitar, Mike knows all there is to know about the meaning of life. Who cares about the stars? Tony, Mike's dad, and Marie, Nikki's mum, tentatively fall in love. Nikki and Mike do the same. And nine year old Maggie gets in everybody's way. (26 x 25mins)
Petra JaredNikki Colbert
Zbych TrofimiukMike Masters
Emily-Jane RomigMaggie Colbert
Steve JacobsTony Masters
Anna Maria MonticelliMarie Colbert
Paul SonkkilaFrank Giles
Marco ChiappiChristian
Rosalind HammondElfie
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AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards, 1994
"Skating the Dish" - Winner of Best Children's Drama Category

Zbych Trofimiuk - Winner of AFI Young Actor's Award for his portrayal of Mike Masters

Cairo International Film Festival for Children, 1994
"Sky Trackers" series - Winner of Goldren Cairo for TV Programs

ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards, 1995
"Sky Trackers" series - Winner of Best Children's Television Award

Banff Television Festival, 1995
"Sky Trackers" - Finalist for "Rockie"

MediaNet Award, Germany, 1995
Finalist for Award for Best Children's Series

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