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5th of November 2019
Ex-Fleurs antennas at Marsfield
Yesterday's ADAP mentioned the 13.7m diameter antennas which were relocated from the Fleurs site about 15 years ago, and today's image is of one (or both, if you look closely) of those antennas. Fleurs is situated about 40 km west-south-west of central Sydney near Badgery's Creek and from 1954 to 1963 was the leading field station of CSIRO's Division of Radiophysics. It was home to three innovative cross-type radio telescopes, the Mills Cross, Shain Cross and the Chris Cross, all of which played important roles in the development of radio astronomy. A short history of Fleurs is given in this article in the ATNF News by Wayne Orchiston and Bruce Slee.

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