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Parkes 50th anniversary Open Days

CSIRO Media Release – 6 October 2011
The Parkes telescope today The Parkes telescope during construction

Image credit – David McClenaghan, CSIRO

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The Parkes telescope six weeks before its opening in 1961 Sir Fred White (CSIRO's Chief Executive Officer) and his wife, Lady White, with the Governor General of Australia, Viscount De L'Isle, and Lady De L'Isle, at the opening of CSIRO's Parkes telescope on 31 October 1961.

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How Parkes compares to other telescopes – audio grab of Dr Phil Diamond, Chief, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science How astronomers work with the Parkes telescope. – audio grab of Dr Phil Diamond, Chief, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Changes to Parkes over the years – audio grab of Dr Phil Diamond, Chief, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

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