CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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  • It’s an imposing beast is the telescope and when we arrived, it was maneuvering into a new position. Having visted her at least three times, I've never seen it on the move. Inside, the displays were.....  more »
  • Lovely friendly staff that went out of their way to help us. Loved the 30 minute 3D film. Great engagement tool for the CSIRO, shedding some light on their fabulous work.  more »
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  • We were travelling home to Melbourne from the Gold Coast and decided to drop on and visit the Dish. We have passed the turnoff many times over the past 20 years but never stopped before because we were always limited in time. We are so pleased we stopped this time as it is so well presented. Entry is free but there is a small charge for the amazing 3D theatre presentation. There are interesting activities and information about the role of the radio telescope and close up views of the working dish. We had coffee and scones at the cafe and these were lovely. A great way to break a long drive. We won't go past again. This will be a regular driver revived break for us on future road trips.
  • It is free yes free. Really a must see when driving along this highway through Parkes. Home of the dish. ...Impressive tourist attraction. The joined Cafe was also extremely inviting with Fast Service and very nice Food. Coffee was yum. This is certainly worthy of a stop on every level. Be sure to visit if your a local or live in this vicinity just don't miss it.the kids will love it and chances are so will you. Our small dog was also given Access as long as kept in arms. A Very friendly atmosphere in this observatory. Really glad we visited.
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