‘Big Sky Country’, Parkes

'Big Sky Country', Parkes, Australia

'Big Sky Country', Parkes, Australia

This picture was taken by the side of the road to the Parkes Radio Telescope (otherwise known as The Dish). Two-thirds of the universe’s known pulsars have been found using this telescope. (Since it’s a little hard to see on this scaled-down version, the telescope itself is on the horizon on the left-hand-side.)

5 thoughts on “‘Big Sky Country’, Parkes

  1. Don’t you seriously just love big skies…. Have to confess that clouds are most definitely a thing of mine…and many are the times when I’ve got strange looks from the family when I say “What’s the point going anywhere today… Look at that clear blue sky… Urrrrgh”….. LOL…. Wonderful shot here of the fluffy stuff… complete with miniature telescope… šŸ˜‰

    • I’ve been known to do the same thing, especially when travelling, which definitely prompts some raised eyebrows from various travelling buddies. And I’ll have you know that is the largest radio-telescope in the southern hemisphere! (Not that you can tell from this photo šŸ™‚ )

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