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.