Window into space: the Parkes radio telescope

Australia, 1965

Film
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The 210-foot Parkes Radio Telescope is one of the largest steerable instruments in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, a parabolic antenna suitable for a wide range of wavelengths, which may be directed with high precision over most of the visible sky. How the installation works is explained briefly and the significance of some observations made with it is discussed.

Credits

director
producer

S.T. Evans

production company

CSIRO

Duration

00:21:12:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1965

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30525

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio waves

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Parkes (N.S.W.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Radio waves

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio telescopes

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio waves

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific apparatus and instruments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Telescopes

Places → Parkes (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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