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The Australia Telescope Compact Array
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Narrabri
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This place is worth the detour from Narrabri. It is quite amazing to see the 6 compact arrays, a pity that the information centre was being renovated when we visited. But it was quite fun to see the telescope.

Thank cewcil
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

I visited here specifically for something to kill time when in the area. Im not a big sci-fi person, or very scientific.

I was suprised how close you could get to some of the satellite dishes & got to see them move. I appreciate the relics of past satellites & the information boards explaning how they work. They have tours available & a room for further study.

There is a nice shaded area by the carpark, & it has one of the cleanest public toilets i've ever used. The toilet itself is a technological marvel not using any water (compostible type) & environmentally friendly.

Thank RovingRiffy
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great place to stop by if you are in the area and have the time. Very cool to see the 6 telescopes, wander through the exhibits. Very well sign posted coming out of the town of Narrabri as well.

1  Thank Nat_in_viaggi
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

You can get quite close to the dishes and couldn’t believe how big/Long the whole array is and if you wait a while you should see them move..

1  Thank ross f
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were so impressed with this facility! The tour was awesome!
We even got to see the arrays move!!!!

2  Thank flyin4fun
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