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Stall holders wanted at Opera at The Dish

Opportunities exist for commercial and charity organisations wanting to participate at the Opera at the Dish concert in October.
Stall-holders willing to provide quality food and beverages to an estimated 2000 patrons are being urged to lodge expressions of interest.

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Ed ~ Event is to be held on the 8th October, 2011.



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Today work begins on replacing the famous Parkes Radio Telescope's main panel with one that allows for remote control.
It means observation settings can be altered from Sydney, Bonn, New York - in fact, anywhere.
The Dish drive system engineer Andrew Hunt said the change would deliver cost savings of up to 30 per cent because scientists would not need to drive or fly to Parkes so often.

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Australian Students report about Telescope takeover through Twitter
High school students have taken control over the CSIRO's Parkes telescope situated in NSW. They are now posting all their findings onto the new through the popular social networking site Twitter.

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Almost 400 kilometres out of Sydney lies one of Australia's most underrated landmarks, the radio telescope in Parkes, commonly known as The Dish.
While SBS camera man Ryan Sheridan and I drove nearly six hours to get here,others we met had travelled all the way from Townsville in Queensland's north just to witness one of the country's best known innovations (other than Vegemite and the ugg boot of course).
Forty years ago the Dish played a crucial role in helping NASA provide images of the Moon landing.

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How Australia tracked the historic Apollo 11 moon landing
Slowly, Neil "Fox" Mason runs his hand along the wire mesh and gentle curve of The Dish. His Dish.
He looks at the heaving mass of steel and technology with a hunger, like it was a classic 1960s American muscle car garaged for decades and roaring for a spin.
What Fox wouldn't give to get behind the wheel of this 1000-tonne beauty one more time.
It was there, behind the radio telescope's controls, where the 35-year-old sat on July 21, 1969, as NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.

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NASA releases enhanced Aussie Moon landing videos
It may be 40 years since man first set foot on the Moon, but only now will people see the real life quality footage of Apollo 11 Moonwalk thanks to NASA and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Parkes Radio Observatory.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mission, NASA has released enhanced and digitally re-mastered copies of television recordings of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk taken from Australian telescopes on July 21, 1969.

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Parkes in New South Wales has two big claims to fame
On the adrenalin scale of thrills, Parkes scarcely rates. Or so it seemed at first. This sleepy bush town of 11,000 people is five hours' drive from the heart of Sydney, Australia, threading west beyond the wheat fields of Manildra, across dry creeks, on narrow capillary roads that are studded with wilting cypress trees and drooping eucalyptus.

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Australia's radio telescope at Parkes in New South Wales is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its role in the historic Apollo 11 mission when man walked on the moon for the first time, its involvement immortalised in the film The Dish.
In July 1969, the Parkes Observatory received the television pictures that allowed a fifth of the world's population to watch Neil Armstrong's momentous steps.

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