CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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  • Better than expected. Good little information centre, café provides great food. Lucky enough to be there when the "Dish" rotated and tilted. Awesome sight.  more »
  • It had been my husband life long dream to visit and the visitors centre did not disappoint. The 3D show was wonderful  more »
  • Parkes Observatory was more than I had been expecting! So interesting! We visited on a very hot day and it would have been good to have an outside shelter of some kind. The souvenir shop and displays ...  more »
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  • Legendary place where science succeeded and individuals excelled in furthering space exploration. Was a great pilgrimage for me. Especially moving to visit Sir Isaac Newton's Apple Tree - we have also visited the one at his home, Woolsthorpe Manor, in the UK. So much history here - It is both humbling and inspiring.
  • 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
  • Fun place to visit especially when there is no entrance fee. You only have to pay for the 3D movie. It has ample parking for caravan or motorhome. Great exhibits that show the construction history and radio astronomy. Don’t forget the great cafe for a nice meal.
  • 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

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