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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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