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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Antenna that Brought us Apollo 11


July 20/21 seemed like a good day to point to the beautiful shot of the Parkes Radio Telescope Dish, the magnificent Australian antenna that brought us the video from the Apollo 11 moon walk.  Like many of you, I was watching.   Three cheers for The Dish!  Three cheers for Apollo 11!


http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120719.html


As we've mentioned, this antenna and the Apollo 11 reception are the basis of a really nice movie called -- THE DISH.  Get it here:



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1 comment:

  1. It really is a wonderful piece of marvelous engineering to see up close. Haven't had the opportunity to go to the top of the dish like in the movie, but have viewed it from below and it is massive !

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