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May 16, 2012 / Rob Walls

University of Tasmania, Observatory Manager

Brett Reid, Observatory Manager on a cherry picker above the main dish of the UTAS radio telescope at Mt Pleasant in Tasmania © Rob Walls 2012


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  1. Rob Walls / May 16 2012 1:04 pm

    The interesting thing for me is that 48 years ago, I shot the building progress pictures on this dish for NASA when it was being constructed in the ACT. A year later. 1965, I photographed the then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies inaugurating the Tidbinbilla tracking station. In 1985 NASA donated the dish to the University of Tasmania, who rebuilt it on the present site near Cambridge, Tasmania.

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