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1st of March 2019
ASKAP lights up for Mardi Gras
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope has been lit up in a rainbow of colours for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019. The image above, showing six of the 12-metre antennas each reflecting a colour of the rainbow against the backdrop of the Milky Way, was created to mark CSIRO’s inaugural participation in the Mardi Gras Parade. CSIRO staff will march in the parade on 2 March holding a giant double helix (DNA), celebrating the organisation's commitment to diversity. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said CSIRO was highlighting the importance of diversity not just at the agency but also the critical role it played in science and innovation, "Diversity is in our DNA, and our LGBTQI+ community is a crucial part of CSIRO's DNA."

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