The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope has been abuzz since its re-opening last Saturday. “It is great to be back,” said CSIRO Operations Scientist John Sarkissian. “We had a great response, with many families visiting with their kids.”
John said a range of new safety measures were implemented to create a safe environment for visitors, including only allowing 50 people inside the centre at any given time, limiting numbers in the 3D theatre and signing in on arrival. The Dish Café is also open with appropriate social distancing measures in place. The Visitors Centre is open from 8:30am to 4:15pm every day with lots of fun activities, and things to see and do during these school holidays.