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The Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), at the Narrabri Observatory, is an array of six 22-m antennas used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 km west of the town of Narrabri in rural NSW (about 500 km northwest of Sydney).

It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a business unit of CSIRO. Associated with the Telescope is a Visitors Centre where you can view the telescope. There are also a number of displays, both internal and external plus an audiovisual presentation. The Visitors Centre is unstaffed but open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Admission is free. There is an electric barbeque area available for public use. The visitors centre is at the edge of a dry woodland environment. Kangaroos and galahs are plentiful. Occasionally emus, echidnas and (very occasionally) koalas can be seen.

For further information call (02) 6790 4000 or email the Narrabri staff. By ringing well in advance, we may be able to let you know times which would be best for a visit (e.g. when the Array is reconfigured, or in a more impressive configuration).

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The Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), at the Narrabri Observatory, is an array of six 22-m antennas used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 km west of the town of Narrabri in rural NSW (about 500 km northwest of Sydney).

It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a business unit of CSIRO. Associated with the Telescope is a Visitors Centre where you can view the telescope. There are also a number of displays, both internal and external plus an audiovisual presentation. The Visitors Centre is unstaffed but open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Admission is free. There is an electric barbeque area available for public use. The visitors centre is at the edge of a dry woodland environment. Kangaroos and galahs are plentiful. Occasionally emus, echidnas and (very occasionally) koalas can be seen.

For further information call (02) 6790 4000 or email the Narrabri staff. By ringing well in advance, we may be able to let you know times which would be best for a visit (e.g. when the Array is reconfigured, or in a more impressive configuration).

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