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The Dish
Australia

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.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 6324x3162
Taken: 27/02/2012
Uppladdad: 01/03/2012
Uppdaterad: 30/06/2014
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