Visiting 'the Dish'
Tune in to the universe at 'the Dish' and discover the world class astronomy and engineering at this international scientific and cultural icon.
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.
The Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre provides venue hire, including catering.
About 'the Dish'
CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope is a 64-m diameter parabolic dish used for radio astronomy
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.
Signal processing: turning ‘space whispers’ into information
Faster, wider, more often … CSIRO engineers push for Olympic excellence in the signal-processing systems they build for astronomy.
CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division can design and build high-speed signal-processing systems, both digital and analogue, for radio telescopes.
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.
Dual SKA site welcomed by CSIRO
The A$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be deployed in Australia-New Zealand, as well as South Africa, the international SKA Organisation in Manchester, UK, announced yesterday.