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A Tour of the Parkes Radio Telescope (1990)

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An entertaining guide to the role and operation of the Parkes Radio Telescope for showing to visitors to the Parkes Visitors Centre.

Produced in 1990.

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00:01:30 | Graphics - animated sun, moon, stars, Darrel (animated character)
00:01:45 | Title
00:01:50 | Animated graphics - hand held telescope and views, Darrel
00:02:17 | CU flaring match head
00:02:32 | Parkes Radio Telescope, illuminated at night
00:02:39 | Starfield & Darrel
00:03:05 | Animated graphics, Radio signals arriving at Parkes Radio Telescope
00:03:17 | Antenna of Parkes Radio Telescope illuminated at night, and in daylight
00:03:28 | Tracking dish over layed with starfields
00:03:56 | Time-lapse - antenna dish through 24 hours
00:04:10 | View down avenue of trees to telescope
00:04:12 | Fast-motion action - cars speeding to supporting tower of dish, cyclist,people rush out of cars and rush inside
00:04:27 | Graphics - Darrel in animated theatre, picks best seat, curtainsopen, star fields, projects names in history of Parkes
00:04:47 | Surface of dish, viewed from edge
00:04:54 | B/W stills matched dissolves showing new installations
00:05:09 | Control room, various activities, control panels
00:05:25 | Graphics - Darrel looking at controls, computer screen
00:05:32 | Astronomer uses computer keys to move dish, data on computer screen
00:05:39 | Montage dish tracking, gears, structure
00:05:55 | Laser in Master Equatorial unit
00:06:06 | Stunt car team in action
00:06:14 | Row of antenna dishes, part of tracking dish
00:06:23 | Aerial - Australian Telescope dishes
00:06:35 | Graphics - coordinated telescopes acting as one
00:06:45 | Row of antennae, single antenna, Siding Spring Telescope with graphics'Happy Birthday'
00:07:02 | Aerial - Parkes Radio Telescope
00:07:11 | Needle on control dial swinging
00:07:14 | Time-lapse - Parkes Radio Telescope dish movements
00:07:28 | Dish at dusk, aerial cabin, controls, chart recorder output
00:07:41 | Technician climbs out onto dish, HA view down on dish surface /technician in aerial cabin, chart recorder graph, Darrel looking atgraph output
00:07:59 | Parkes Radio Telescope at sunset, dissolve to star field
00:08:15 | Credits
00:09:20 | End