Parkes – The Dish

Jan 17  Parkes is best known for its large radio telescope which had an historic part to play in transmitting the pictures from the first Appollo 11 moon landing. Parkes has had an important role in the scientific community. In addition to local research conducted at the radio telescope, Parkes scientists have assisted NASA for several missions as a relay and communications station. (The movie The Dish was based somewhat loosely on the role the telescope played during the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.)

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