I have been fortunate to spend time in both the Austalian National Telescope NSW Facilities, at Narrabri and at Parkes (‘The Dish’).
It was so interesting to observe and record the activities at these facilities, choosing the time and place to sketch the activities and then create paintings in a workshop space that was all mine to use for a fortnight. Heaven!
I was given complete freedom everywhere (tricycle provided!) and watch the scientists and engineers at work as well as the wildlife and the various elements of the built environment scattered around the sites. At Parkes my visit culminated in the Open Day celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.
Spectacular by day or night
The radio telescope array, Australia Telescope National Facility, 2008
Skytrackers Dreaming – the antennae and the tree reach for the sky