CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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  • This is a well put together attraction with The Dish as its centrepiece. There are some good interactive exhibits with a good blend /ratio of interesting information. Entry is free except for the 3D d...  more »
  • Watch the movie first then visit to see it for yourself. Fascinating part of Australia's history & inclusion in the space race.  more »
  • I've wanted to see the Parkes Radio Telescope since seeing "The Dish" when I was little, and even after all these years I wasn't disappointed when I finally saw it. I first lay eyes upon it from the N...  more »
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  • Hidden tourist attraction! I am luck to hear about this wonderful place. Why don’t you have a 3D printer to print the model and give it to children; may attract some revenue as well as a good marketing for this attraction! It can be purchased from $1000.
  • Amazing place with an awesome history. The shear size of the dish will blow your mind. I loved it and so did the family. Well worth the visit
  • What an amazing place. The Dish is so much better up close and in person than anything you saw in any photo or in the movie "The Dish" As far as educational material goes, there could be more but what is there is pretty informative and the 3D movies are very good to watch. Definitely worth the drive
  • Excellent array of things to see, read and hear for all ages. The small dishes in the front Gardens were particularly fun with a partner and/or kids. The dish is much bigger than it looks in pictures. You really have to see it to believe it. Great selection of souvenirs and interactive exhibits. The pies and coffee were awesome too.
  • Wish They Had A Tour... Amazing to stand so close to such a Giant radio telescope that we could easily make out individuals who were working on it. It was nice to see (and stand an arm's length from) hardware used as part of the first moon landing. We were told that it's next primary mission is SETI :)

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