A radio observatory near the town of Parkes in New South Wales, Australia, owned and operated by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It consists of a 64-m diameter radio dish opened in 1961. As well as radio astronomy, it is used for tracking space probes. Since 1988 it has been part of the Australia Telescope National Facility.
http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/ Official observatory website.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.