What a great facility, we really enjoyed our stop at Parkes. The info Centre is free and has great information on how the telescope works, there’s a movie session that explains more about space (was running for free the day we were there) and a cafe for lunch. We were able to test our own sound waves on 2 “whisper” dishes in the gardens to see how the curve helps sound travel/receive. There’s also apple trees which are direct descendent of Issac Newton’s. We were able to explain how the concept of gravity was discovered by the humble Apple. A great day of free learning on the road today!
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