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Narrabri: Culgoora, NSW (Australia Telescope Compact Array)

CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array is one of the world’s leading radio telescopes.

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.

Canberra: Tidbinbilla, ACT (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex)

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is one of three Deep Space Network stations around the world providing continuous, two-way radio contact with spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond.

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's Mopra radio telescope

Specialising in studying molecules in space.

Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope, ASKAP, is a next-generation radio telescope being developed by CSIRO.

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.

Dr Warwick Wilson: advancing technology for radio astronomy

Dr Warwick Wilson has achieved international recognition for his outstanding contributions to the technology for radio astronomy.

CSIRO Space Sciences and Technology

Coordinating and supporting CSIRO’s space research, industry engagement and outreach activities.

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.

Apollo 11 moon landing: celebrating 40 years

The Apollo 11 moon landing was one giant leap in which CSIRO played a significant role.

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)

Tracking spots on the Sun

Follow sunspots travelling across the face of the Sun, using a solar viewer, pencil and paper.

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.

Parkes: five decades of discovery

CSIRO's Parkes telescope has had five decades of discovery and achievement.

Parkes and Apollo 11: receiving the moon walk

The Parkes radio telescope played a pivotal role in receiving the television broadcast from the Moon for the Apollo 11 moon walk.

Mr Aaron Chippendale: unlocking the secrets of the universe

As a member of the project team working on the Square Kilometre Array, Mr Aaron Chippendale is bringing us a step closer to learning the secrets of life, the universe and everything.

Making world-class telescopes accessible

Each year CSIRO’s Australia Telescope is made available to 400 astronomers from 20 countries.

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.

International Space Station paper model instructions

Print off these instructions and the paper model; then get ready to build! The Double Helix Science Club brings you a paper model of the largest spacecraft ever built, the International Space Station (ISS).