Parkes Radio Telescope Visitors Centre
|Location:||Telescope Road, Parkes, NSW|
|Phone:||02 6861 1777|
The Astronomy and Space Science Exhibition
This modern exhibition takes you on a journey exploring the highlights of the telescope's rich history.
Starting as an idea in the 1950s, see how the Parkes radio telescope has matured into a world leading research facility. This exhibition is designed to answer your questions about the telescope and its operation, but leave you pondering some of the big questions like: how big is the Universe and what is the Universe made of?
You can also:
- marvel at the engineering beauty of the Dish up close in our viewing area;
- explore the telescope's achievements in our Astronomy and Space Science Exhibition;
- discover the Universe in our high definition 3D theatre;
- taste the delights of the region in our award winning Dish Café; and
- relax after a long drive in our astronomy garden and picnic area.
The Astronomy and Space Science exhibition is free.