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28th of January 2020
Dust storm approaching Parkes
The Parkes telescope webcam captured this image of a huge dust storm approaching the telescope in the afternoon of Sunday January 19th. The storm arrived from the south, and as it reached the town of Parkes first, Observatory staff were able to be forewarned and stow the telescope before the storm hit. Observing was halted until the following morning so that Observatory staff could confirm that dust had not infiltrated any critical hardware.

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