Radio Telescope. Parkes

The Parkes Observatory hosts the 64-metre radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility. An icon of Australian science, and made famous by the Australian film ‘The Dish’, the Parkes radio telescope has been in operation since 1961 and continues to be at the forefront of astronomical discovery. Astronomers from across Australia and around the world utilise the Parkes radio telescope to undertake world-class astronomical science.

Parkes Shire Council



585 Telescope Rd, Parkes New South Wales 2870585 Telescope Rd, Parkes New South Wales 2870

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Katrina Dwyer

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