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The Australia Telescope Compact Array

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1828 Yarrie Lake Rd, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
+61 2 6790 4000
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Well set up and interesting

Although it’s un-manned, this observatory is very well set up and interesting. There are older... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna D
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Sydney, Australia
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Worth a visit

Great little self guided tour on boards outside and inside the building. Air conditioned inside and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassia251
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Lismore, Australia
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1828 Yarrie Lake Rd, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it’s un-manned, this observatory is very well set up and interesting. There are older telescopes and other observational items set up around the outside of the visitor’s centre, and then the visitor’s centre itself has lots of information on easy to read displays, along...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little self guided tour on boards outside and inside the building. Air conditioned inside and an interesting video running explaining about the telescopes. Free activities for kids and lovely clean toilet facilities too! A fascinating place.

Thank Cassia251
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting place but not really my cup of tea..lol. Most went over my head. I enjoyed the kangaroo's with there joeys more. 25 Klm drive from town. Worth going just to say you went if nothing else. My husband enjoyed it.

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The facility is a piece of history and still very active in the Astronomy industry, a unique location and very much worth a look if you are interested in the galaxy.

Thank cbarratt1965
Reviewed 29 October 2017

visited here in oct 2017, very interesting time , dishes are enormous , and walking around was informative , with lots of information freely available , well worth a visit for a few hours .

Thank BazT831530
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend an hour or two in air conditioned comfort. Very interesting and educational self guided tour with video presentation. Our CSIRO deserves every cent they get and more!

Thank neastham49
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the telescope Array and was not sure of what to expect. I was amazed at the size of the arrays, and plenty of information to know how it all works, definitely would bring the kids out to learn from this. Lots of wildlife in...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I regularly visit 'The Dish' at Parkes NSW but this was my first visit to the Australia Telescope Compact Array since in opened in 1988. A set of six 22-m diameter parabolic dishes 24 km West of Narrabri was more than I expected. Viewing platform...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I was aware of the Parkes dish, but was not aware of this telescope array. I was firstly amazaed at the wildlife in the area, a lot of kangaroos feeding on the grass, they seem very peaceful. The arrays were actually moving during the visit,...More

Thank nerrad01
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We thought this was a better information display than Parkes . Even though the information area wasn't staffed we were still able to browse inside and out with plenty of photo opportunities. The video presentations inside were very informative. Like Parkes, we were very impressed...More

Thank Rob M
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