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About 'the Dish'
CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope is a 64-m diameter parabolic dish used for radio astronomy
Making a sundial
Construct your own sundial and learn how to tell the time without a watch or clock.
Our Galaxy's "geysers" are towers of power
"Monster" outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO's 64-m Parkes radio telescope.
Parkes, NSW (Parkes radio telescope)
Star of the film ‘The Dish’, the Parkes radio telescope has been at the forefront of astronomy for over forty years. It has discovered more than two-thirds of the 1,700 known pulsars.
Australia is "all ears" for Mars landing
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will land on Mars on Monday 6 August (AEST). The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, which CSIRO manages on behalf of NASA, will be the main tracking station for the landing. CSIRO's Parkes telescope ("The Dish") will also be receiving signals, as a backup.
'The Dish' finds a 'diamond planet'
Astronomers using 'The Dish' – CSIRO's radio telescope near Parkes, NSW – believe they've found a small planet made of diamond, orbiting an unusual star.
Belching black hole proves a biggie
Observations with CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array have confirmed that astronomers have found the first known "middleweight" black hole.
Signal processing: turning ‘space whispers’ into information
Faster, wider, more often … CSIRO engineers push for Olympic excellence in the signal-processing systems they build for astronomy.
CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division can design and build high-speed signal-processing systems, both digital and analogue, for radio telescopes.
CSIRO and the Square Kilometre Array
CSIRO is engaged in a number of national and international partnerships with industry, science organisations and governments to support Australia's involvement in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
International collaboration in information and space sciences
CSIRO works with industry leaders around the world to improve productivity and service delivery through innovative use of mathematics, statistics and information and communication technologies (ICT). CSIRO also provides technology and services for radio astronomy, spacecraft tracking and space science.
CSIRO is building the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope and contributing to the international development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Dual SKA site welcomed by CSIRO
The A$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be deployed in Australia-New Zealand, as well as South Africa, the international SKA Organisation in Manchester, UK, announced yesterday.