Australia Telescope National Facility
CSIRO's radio astronomy observatories are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility, with the facility supporting Australia's research in radio astronomy.
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.
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.
Creating precision optics
You want something impossibly smooth, round or flat? At CSIRO Optics we've been manufacturing with precision for more than fifty years.
Transit of Venus 2004
Watch a video replay (no audio) of a webcast recorded from Canberra, Australia, which shows the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in June 2004. (14:00)
Searching for new galaxies
An Australian-led team of astronomers has found faint galaxies previously hidden behind the dust and gas of our own Galaxy.
The HI Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) project gave us the first ever view of the Local Universe unobscured by galactic foreground stars and dust and mapped out the whole sky out to distances of about 150 megaparsecs.
Searching for gravity waves
The Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project may give the first direct detection of gravity waves from space.
Australian researchers are working with international colleagues to detect gravity waves from space using pulsar timing observations at the Parkes radio telescope.
Summer scholarships in space
Undertake a research project during the summer with a research scientist or outreach specialist at Australia's premier radio astronomy observatory.
Undertake a research project with a research scientist or outreach specialist at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science.
Online archive of Australia Telescope observations
Observations made since 1990 with the Australia Telescope Compact Array can now be downloaded online form a new archive.
CSIRO staff from the ATNF and the ICT Centre have developed an online archive allowing ready access to all the observations made on the Compact Array since 1990.
Astronomy and space facilities
CSIRO operates the Australia Telescope and formally manages the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on behalf of NASA.
CSIRO operates radio telescopes for doing astronomy and formally manages the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on behalf of NASA.