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Things to do in Parkes

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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Parkes
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: 50 years young, the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope is still one of the most productive radio telescopes on the planet.Tune into... more » Owner description: 50 years young, the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope is still one of the most productive radio telescopes on the planet.Tune into the universe at 'the Dish' and discover world-class astronomy and engineering at this international scientific and cultural icon. Built virtually in the shadow of the 64 metre dish, the Visitors Centre and Dish Café at Parkes Observatory cater for public curiosity about the radio telescope and astronomy.This modern exhibition takes you on a journey exploring the highlights of the telescope's rich history. Starting as an idea in the 1950s, see how the Parkes radio telescope has matured into a world leading research facility. This exhibition is designed to answer your questions about the telescope and its operation, but leave you pondering some of the big questions like; how big is the Universe and what is the Universe made of?The Astronomy and Space Science exhibition is free. « less
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Parkes
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Parkes
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location! Home... more » Owner description: The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location! Home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 museums including the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes history museum and Antique Machinery collection. One admission provides access to all museums. « less
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Parkes
Category: Gardens
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