Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
Places of astronomical interest
If you are interested in visiting major astronomical
facilities, we recommend the following
observatories and research facilities.
The Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA)
at the Narrabri Observatory

An array of six 22-m antennas used for radio astronomy
Located about 25 km west of the town of Narrabri in NSW
Operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility,
a division of CSIRO
Siding Spring Observatory

Australia's largest facility for optical and infra-red astronomy
Located next to Warrumbungle National Park near
Coonabarabran, New South Wales
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
(The Dish)

One of the best single radio telescopes in the world
Located 20 km north of Parkes on the Newell Highway
The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Part of NASA's Deep Space Network playing a key role in the
exploration of space
Located at Tidbinbilla, about 35 kms southwest of Canberra
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