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Parkes Radio Telescope 60th anniversary Part 2: Getting shovel-ready

By John Sarkissian Oam
Updated October 29 2021 - 5:29am, first published October 28 2021 - 1:00am
Yep, it really was put in the middle of a sheep paddock. Photo: CSIRO Archives.

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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