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Parkes Radio Telescope 60th anniversary Part 1: The origin story

By John Sarkissian Oam
Updated October 29 2021 - 5:29am, first published October 28 2021 - 1:00am
The journey to the Parkes Radio Telescope (pictured is the control room in 1962) all began with an experiment into Radiophysics.

The CSIRO's 64-metre Parkes Radio Telescope, also known as 'The Dish', was commissioned in 1961, so we are fortunate to be able to celebrate its 60th anniversary on October 31.

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