|23rd of July 2015|
|Good news for Parkes Telescope|
|by Brett Preisig (CASS)|
|A great article in the Parkes
Champion-Post describes the recent news for the CSIRO 64-m Parkes Dish. Our
wonderful radio telescope is in high demand by the international astronomy
community, doing cutting-edge research on pulsars, fast radio bursts (FRB),
neutral hydrogen mapping of galaxies, maser and many other exciting projects.
The collaboration with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, which will use 25%
of the telescope's time over at least the next five years, makes sure the
Parkes Dish will continue to do excellent science with the best possible
instrumentation for many years to come. - The beautiful photo of the Parkes
Telecope was taken by CASS staff member Brett Preisig on the occasion of the
Cancer Council's Daffodil Day. |
More information on the Breakthrough Prize: (1) "The hunt for ET will boost Australian astronomy" (by CASS Director Lewis Ball) and (2) "CSIRO and Internet investor Yuri Milner strike deal for ET search" (CSIRO News).