Taken near Parkes NSW
You can see how big this dish is compared to the car below it.

Canon 5D 24-105mm Lens

4 secs
ISO 2500

Astronomers use the Parkes CSIRO Radio telescope to measure the radio energy produced naturally by objects in the universe such as stars, galaxies and clouds of dust and gas. Occasionally the Parkes telescope will assist space exploration missions by acting as a receiving station to receive radio transmissions from space craft but our main job remains astronomy.

Parkes involvement with the Apollo moon landings


apollo moon landing, csiro, parkes dish, radio telescope


  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 4 years ago

    Ripper shot of this great icon, very well done John.

  • Thanks so much Davo….

    – John Vandeven

  • bazcelt
    bazceltalmost 4 years ago

    fantastic capture of this! Great result mate!

  • Thank you so much Baz….

    – John Vandeven

  • KeepsakesPhotography Michael Rowley
    KeepsakesPhoto...almost 4 years ago

    Great capture John,ideal lighting mate

  • Many thanks Mick…

    – John Vandeven

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoalmost 4 years ago

    Phenomenal work mate. Great colour and sharp as.

  • Wow Mark, thanks so much mate…Appreciate the awesome comment..

    – John Vandeven

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordalmost 4 years ago

    Another cracker John. An excellent result from very difficult circumstances.

  • Many many thanks Jeff….Appreciate the great comment…

    – John Vandeven

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot John.

  • Thanks heaps John…

    – John Vandeven

  • geoffgrattan
    geoffgrattanalmost 4 years ago

    Looks good, John.

  • Thanks a lot mate…

    – John Vandeven

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 4 years ago

    The things we do on starry nights. That’s one of your best, John. Excellent point of view.

  • Thank you so much Gary….

    – John Vandeven

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, very space age! :)))

  • Thank you very much Kylie…

    – John Vandeven

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonalmost 4 years ago

    Great work John!! Did you get to play a quick 20/20 up there?? :-))

  • Ha Ha….Thanks heaps Pete…It was to dark to have a game…LOL…

    – John Vandeven

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