60 years after it first gazed at the skies, the Parkes dish is still making breakthroughs
The CSIRO’s 64-metre Parkes Radio Telescope was commissioned on October 31 1961. At the time it was the most advanced […]
Celebrating our (stellar) space women
We’re introducing you to a star cluster of our women who work in space.
Draw The Dish: colouring templates for big and little kids
Celebrate The Dish's addition to Australia’s National Heritage List with our downloadable colouring templates.
Proud heritage: top 10 moments of The Dish
Our Parkes radio telescope, or 'The Dish', is the first functioning scientific instrument to join Australia's National Heritage List.
David Malin Awards: Astrophotography to make you starry eyed
The David Malin Award winners have been announced for 2020. We show you some of the 253 stellar shots that entered this year's astrophotography competition.
A walk in the Parkes
There ain't no party like a space party! It’s been 50 years since Australia helped broadcast humankind’s first steps on the Moon around the world. See how our Parkes and Tidbinbilla sites celebrated.
Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back from the Apollo 11 moonwalk
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
How we can shine in the next race to the Moon
If there was an up and down in space, Australia would be on top of the Earth looking at the centre of the galaxy - perfectly placed for the next race to the moon.
The Dish: Fact vs fiction
The Dish is an Aussie classic, set at our Parkes radio telescope. Most of the film is based on fact, but what was added for the sake of a (rollicking) good yarn?
Shoot (for) the stars: Awe-inspiring astrophotography
Take a trip across the universe with the 2019 Central West Astronomical Society Astrophotography Awards.
Space rocks! Six science experiments to celebrate the Moon landing
Fun science activities for kids all about space and the Moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with these experiments you can do at home.