Last updated September 3, 2019 at 11:50 am
The CSIRO’s Parkes Telescope was crucial in bringing the 1969 moon landing to televisions back here on Earth.
But apart from its Moon fame, Parkes has played a part in some of the biggest scientific discoveries in recent times from its place on Wiradjuri land. And now, 50 years on, Parkes is still dishing out discoveries.
While the technology behind the telescope has become smaller, the amount of data has become bigger, leading the Parkes Telescope to world-first breakthroughs.