The visitors centre at Parkes Observatory is open to the public 7 days a week.
- 7 days a week from 8.30am to 4.15pm (including public holidays)
- Extended hours during New South Wales school holidays
- Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day
See map and directions to Parkes Observatory.
Getting to the observatory
The Parkes radio telescope is located at Parkes Observatory, 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway (the main highway between Brisbane and Melbourne). The road to the telescope is clearly marked.