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Bring a picnic and enjoy the view when you visit our Australia Telescope Compact Array, one of the world's leading radio telescopes.
Whether you’re just passing through, or staying in the region for a while, our Australia Telescope Compact Array is a fascinating place to visit.
Enjoy the woodland setting when you visit our Australia Telescope Compact Array.
© Emil Lenc
The six white antennas that make up the Compact Array are an impressive sight. They’re connected by wide-gauge railway track so that their position can be changed to meet the needs of the science teams using the instrument.
You can see the antennas from a small visitors centre, which also features an exhibition and an audiovisual presentation. If you’re lucky, you might even see a change in the configuration of the antennas.
The visitors centre is usually unstaffed, however, group tours can be organised by contacting the visitors centre in advance.
Kangaroos and galahs are regular visitors to the observatory, and occasionally emus, echidnas and (very occasionally) koalas pay a visit too. Bring a picnic and stay a while to enjoy the woodland setting; a barbeque area is also available.
There’s a lot to see and do in the north-west region:
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Last updated: Last updated: 26 February 2015
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