It will be 60 years on Sunday, 31st October since the opening of CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope.
In celebration, the Parkes Shire Library and Cultural Centre and Parkes Radio Telescope team, are hosting a competition and design challenge.
Parkes Shire residents aged 16 and over can enter five categories using the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope as inspiration to submit works in art, writing, drama, music or painting a 3D model of The Dish. Entries will be displayed both online and at the Parkes Shire Library and Cultural Centre.
First prize in each category will receive a guided tour of the telescope and a $50 Shop Parkes Gift Card. The two runners-up in each category will win a $50 Shop Parkes Gift Card each. CSIRO will donate small memorabilia from The Dish shop for honourable mention entries.
Children under 16 can design and create their own Dish at home from objects and materials they can find around the house. Whether it be a sculpture, kitchen utensils, in the garden, baked goods or human pyramid style, let your imagination run wild.