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The Dish

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The CSIRO Parkes Observatory is a very large radio telescope which was used to support the Apollo 11 landing, and has done a great deal of astronomical research over the years.  It is still in operation, and they have a nice visitor center, gift store, movie theater, and cafe.  Make sure you take the northerly paved road route unless the weather has been dry for a good while.  Google Maps took me the dirt road route from Parkes - in the rain.

Speaking of rain, there were some sprinkles that ended up on the lens in this photo.  I've left them in the photo instead of photoshopping them out.  I did use HDR techniques to boost the lighting and colors so the picture didn't look boring.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Australia

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A: Parkes Observatory Dish

von Hoylen Sue, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

The Parkes Observatory is just north of the town of Parkes. The 64 metre dish is the second largest i...

Parkes Observatory Dish

B: Parkes Radio Telescope aka "The Dish"

von Florian Knorn, 10 Meter entfernt

"The Dish" as it is most commonly known among non-astronomers, or the "CSIRO Parkes Observatory".This...

Parkes Radio Telescope aka "The Dish"

C: Parkes Observatory plaque

von Hoylen Sue, 10 Meter entfernt

This plaque commemorates the role the Parkes radio telescope played in the Apollo 11 moon landing. On...

Parkes Observatory plaque

D: Parkes observatory side road

von Hoylen Sue, 40 Meter entfernt

The Parkes radio telescope played an important role during the Apollo missions, receiving radio signa...

Parkes observatory side road

E: Forbes cemetery

von Hoylen Sue, 48.3 entfernt

Kate Foster's grave stands in the Forbes Cemetery, in central NSW, Australia. She was born Kate Kelly...

Forbes cemetery

F: Cowra: WWII POW camp

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A World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp used to be here, on the outskirts of Cowra in NSW. It mainl...

Cowra: WWII POW camp

G: Australian World Peace Bell

von Hoylen Sue, 101.2 entfernt

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Australian World Peace Bell

H: Historic Hill End

von John Eggers, 107.7 entfernt

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Historic Hill End

I: Top of the hill, Mount Panorama, Bathurst

von John Eggers, 130.1 entfernt

This panorama was taken at Brock's skyline at Mount Panorama in Bathurst. It is possibly the best kno...

Top of the hill, Mount Panorama, Bathurst

J: Mount Panorama Race Circuit

von Klaus Mayer, 130.3 entfernt

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Mount Panorama Race Circuit

Das Panorama wurde in Australia aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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