Sunday, May 22, 2011

parkes radio dish and the ISS

i'm at the parkes radio observatory right now, in central/western NSW, australia. the 64 meter diameter dish (HUGE!) is one of the largest single dishes in the world and remains one of the most scientifically productive, despite turning 50 years old this year!

last night, we were treated to the sight of the international space station, with the shuttle endeavour docked to it during its last mission ever, passing right behind the dish in the sky! it was a lovely moment.

1 comment:

angelrls, El Lobo Rayado said...

¡Good shot! I have to confess you I saw the picture in a twitter (yes, now I also have that) that the Bad Astronomer sent the other day with your name, I came to your blog then but I didn't see it :/