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27th of October 2020
Twist and Shout
The Parkes 64m radiotelescope was opened on October 31st, 1961, which is the same year the song Twist and Shout was written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns. It was originally recorded by the Top Notes in 1961, then the Isley Brothers in 1962, before being recorded by the Beatles in 1963 (before their tour of Australia in 1964). The Parkes telescope moves in both azimuth and elevation to track sources as they move across the sky, and careful design was required to ensure cables do not become tangled or stretched as the telescope moves. This is accomplished by use of the "twister" shown in the image above. (Image credit: CSIRO Radio Astronomy Image Archive)

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