Constructed in 1961, it is still one of the leading world-class radio telescopes, due to regular improvements in sensitivity.
The sixty-four metre diameter dish was made famous in a movie called “The Dish”.
It was my second visit – and there have been a few changes since my first visit in 1972.
These are some images of a very memorable experience for all of us who made the round trip of 720 kilometres to see it.
Many thanks to John Sarkissian OAM for his kind hospitality.
The above images were taken on 19th May 2018.
Two days before the tour was scheduled Joan and I went up to The Dish after closing time to try and get some shots as the Sun sank in the West:
Images © R.Powell