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The Australia Telescope Compact Array

1828 Yarrie Lake Rd, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
+61 2 6790 4000
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Talk about out in the paddock, this place is well worth the 20 km drive, go this way to or from Wee... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jenny f
Worth a look but disappointing

For the billions of dollars spent, there is no real explanation of any tangible results. Video... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
goobaball
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1828 Yarrie Lake Rd, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
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+61 2 6790 4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Talk about out in the paddock, this place is well worth the 20 km drive, go this way to or from Wee Waa and you won’t be disappointed.

Thank jenny f
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For the billions of dollars spent, there is no real explanation of any tangible results. Video display was credited as being shot in 1992. All the displays never really said anything of relevance or interest. UNTILL we walked back into the carpark... DONT MISS the...More

Thank goobaball
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wanting to explore the area and found this. It’s a quick drive out of town. There is a visitor center that was closed by the time we got there but you can still walk around. There is enough information available to read what...More

Thank Alexander298
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing site the radio telescopes are set on rail lines and they move up and down and the dish rotates to track the signals from outer space all remotely controlled. Take the time to sit through the video presentations, which gives the...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The satellite arrays are very impressive and interesting but difficult to understand all the technical jargon. Be great to have interactive toys and someone to explain and show you would have been great.

1  Thank Hewittlj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Amazing place. If you have any interest in space and technology this is a must see. The dishes are huge and amazing you can be so close to them. Interesting visitors centre with a video giving history and general information. No people around but...More

Thank Peita W
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Being a closet geek that enjoys science related things such as these, it was great visit for me and was well worth the long drive from Sydney. The facility itself is quite large, however public access is limited to the visitor centre only, the array...More

1  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Pleasantly surprised at just how interesting this place is. Good for any age. Easy drive, not far or of town. Remember to turn off your phones or put them in flight mode!

Thank Laura I
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

An interesting place with a well set up visitor centre. It's not staffed, so you simply wander around reading information boards and studying models but everything is well presented and clearly explained. There is even a real-time display of the signals currently being received -...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Although it’s un-manned, this observatory is very well set up and interesting. There are older telescopes and other observational items set up around the outside of the visitor’s centre, and then the visitor’s centre itself has lots of information on easy to read displays, along...More

Thank Anna D
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