CSIRO Radio Telescope Open Day

Open Days are a great way to get walking AND value-add to your experience! Check out this blog post from the recent open day at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope …

Cherrie Zell

I’m old enough to be one of the “We called it the telescope” brigade. It was a little confusing to this little girl because it didn’t look like other telescopes.

This weekend, the CSIRO held an open day at their Parkes Radio Telescope. Mum and I headed out as early as we could but still had to stand in a long line for tickets. It was a free event and the ticket booth didn’t have to stay open long before they were all gone.

It was a 20 minute tour, with only 14 people per group, and it looked like there were only 3 groups within the perimeter at any time. They really couldn’t put any more people through AND keep it safe. It is still a working observatory.

We had 2 hours to wait until our 11:15 time slot.

Plenty of time to wander around and take a few…

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The Impact of Apollo

A lot's happening along the main street and around the CBD, all because it's the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The local council has been adding to the public art on offer, a few temporary installations just for the weekend as well as extensions to the outdoor galleries of wall art. Time to …