Parkes radio telescope

Parkes Observatory, just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes, hosts the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility.

  • About 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.

  • Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre

    Whether you're travelling with your family, school or a tourist group, our Parkes radio telescope is a great place to visit.

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