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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope is located in Parkes. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope by using our Parkes vacation route planner.
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  • .......whether you're a boffin or not. Fabulous display of words, pictures and models, explaining the ins and outs of radio astronomy. The $8 movie programme will fascinate the kids too, and might eve...  read more »
  • Well worth visiting, 3D show was very informative. Make sure you try the tow dishes out the front, kids loved it. Took some great photos driving in with the fields of canola in the forefront. 
  • When traveling from Parkes to Dubbo NSW, The Dish is a must see. We spent an hour looking at the history & taking beautiful photos. Very educational for all ages. 
  • A definite MUST VISIT! Not only learn about radio telescopes and their role in space exploration, the 3D videos are first class and well worth the small price. Extremely well made, crystal clear in 3D, pitched at the right level for the general public including older primary kids. The Dish Cafe is cosy though bit pricey; expected given its location and captive clientele.
  • We really liked this place. Fascinating and interactive activities for the kids. Loads of info for adults. There is quite a bit to see. They have changing displays and some 3D movies (you have to pay for those). Suggest a couple of hours to take it all in.
  • Was extremely busy place. The information centre was great. But the cafe was too busy to try. The satellite itself was huge!! Great spot for photos in front of it.
  • Fantastic place to visit for astronomy enthusiasts and the general public alike. If you've ever looked up into the night sky with wonder then the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope is definitely worth a visit. They run a few short films which are worth watching despite the extra cost. Cafe is good, coffee is out of this world with a ringside seat to watch the Telescope in action.
  • If your in the area, it's one of the must do things. It's cool but you could spend 20mins here and leave feeling like you have experienced it. The cafe is great though if your looking to make a real stop of it.
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