About Discover Astronomy

For an experience of a different kind discover space and learn about astronomy at any of the six observatories in the region - Siding Springs and Skywatch near Coonabarabran, Darby Falls near Cowra, Gilgandra, Dubbo and the Radio Telescope at Parkes. The giant 64 metres Parkes Radio Telescope, set in a shallow valley 20 kilometres north of Parkes, is the 2nd oldest and the 4th largest single dish fully steerable radio telescope in the world and star of the hit movie 'The Dish'.

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For an experience of a different kind discover space and learn about astronomy at any of the six observatories in the region - Siding Springs and Skywatch near Coonabarabran, Darby Falls near Cowra, Gilgandra, Dubbo and the Radio Telescope at Parkes. The giant 64 metre Parkes Radio Telescope, set in a shallow valley 20 kilometres north of Parkes, is the 2nd oldest and the 4th largest single dish fully steerable radio telescope in the world and star of the hit movie 'The Dish'.

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