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  • A schematic illustration of CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope receiving the polarised signal from the new ‘fast radio burst’. Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed

    A short, sharp flash of radio waves from a mysterious source up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth has been detected by CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia.

  • A silver and gold spacecraft passing above Pluto (brown ground surface) with a starry sky in the background NASA and CSIRO: partners in space

    From the first steps on the Moon to the edge of the Solar System, we've been working with NASA at the forefront of space science. In July 2015, we were the prime tracking station for the closest encounter between the New Horizons spacecraft and dwarf planet Pluto.

  • A large radio telescope antenna with green grass and small shrubs in the foreground and blue sky and white clouds in the background. Things to see and do

    If you're a fan of astronomy, the movie 'The Dish', or both, our Parkes radio telescope in the central-west region of New South Wales is a must-see destination.

Our research

  • Radio astronomy

    For more than 60 years we've been a world leader in radio astronomy: managing observatories, developing new technologies and revealing the structure of the Universe.

  • ASKAP and the Square Kilometre Array

    We're building a next-generation radio telescope in remote Western Australia and playing a leading role in developing the world's largest observatory.

  • Spacecraft tracking and space science

    From partnering with NASA in the exploration of space to using satellite data to monitor and manage our environment, we do a wide range of space-related activities.

  • Our people

    Meet our astronomy and space science leadership team.

  • Visiting our telescopes

    See astronomy and space exploration in action, look around exhibitions, catch a movie, take in great views, and lots more, at our telescope visitors centres.