Observatory management

We manage Australia's leading observatories for radio astronomy, used by astronomers from around the world, 24 hours a day, every day, to learn about our Universe.

  • About ATNF

    The Australia Telescope National Facility is one of the world's most advanced radio astronomy facilities, and the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

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  • Parkes radio telescope

    Our Parkes radio telescope has been in operation for more than 50 years. Thanks to regular upgrades, it continues to be at the forefront of discovery.

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  • Australia Telescope Compact Array

    Made up of six identical antennas, the Australia Telescope Compact Array is used by astronomers to study the structure and evolution of our Universe.

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  • Mopra radio telescope

    Named after a nearby rock formation, Mopra radio telescope is helping us to learn about the structure of galaxies and how stars form.

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  • Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder

    A world-leading telescope in its own right, our new ASKAP radio telescope is also allowing us to test technologies for the much larger Square Kilometre Array.

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