Posted By John
Astronomy and Space

The second largest movable dish telescope in the Southern Hemisphere is the 64-metre movable dish telescope at the Parkes Observatory, 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, NSW. If you saw the movie The Dish, you’ll remember that Parkes Observatory (control name PKS) was one of several radio antennas used to receive images of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969.

Parks Observatory has continued to play a part in tracking space missions including the Mariners 2 and 4, Voyager, Giotto, Galileo and Cassini-Huygens probes. Parks has also become a major world research centre for pulsars, with more than half of those currently known today discovered at the Parkes Observatory.

Observatories and Planetariums

  1. Anglo-Australian Observatory
  2. Ballaarat Municipal Observatory
  3. Canopus Observatory
  4. Crago Observatory
  5. Gilgandra Observatory
  6. Golden Grove Observatory
  7. Grove Creek Observatory
  8. Heights Observatory
  9. Perth Observatory
  10. Sydney Observatory
  11. Magellan Observatory
  12. Mt. Kent Observatory
  13. Adelaide Planetarium
  14. Parramatta Observatory
  15. Launceston Planetarium
  16. Learmonth Solar Observatory
  17. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
  18. Koolang Astronomical Observatory
  19. Southern Skies Mobile Observatory
  20. Mt. Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories
  21. Wollongong Science Centre & Planetarium
  22. Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks Museum

Astronomical Societies

  1. Astronomical Society of NSW
  2. Wollongong Amateur Astronomy
  3. Astronomical Society of SA
  4. Canberra Astronomical Society
  5. Astronomical Society of Melbourne
  6. Southeast Queensland Astronomical Society
  7. Western Sydney Amateur Astronomical Group

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