Australia Telescope National Facility

Australia Telescope National Facility

The radio astronomy.

CSIRO currently operates three observatories as part of the ATNF, near the towns of Parkes, Coonabarabran and Narrabri in New South Wales. A fourth telescope, the next generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is currently being built at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia. These telescopes can be used together as a long baseline array for use in Very Long Baseline Interferometry.

Radio telescopes included in the ATNF:


External links

  • ATNF Webpage
  • CSIRO Webpage
  • CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
  • Visiting the Parkes radio telescope