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The University of Tasmania School of Mathematics and Physics runs a museum at its Mt. Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory just off Richmond Road, Cambridge (turn off at the Meadowbank Winery). View Google Map

The radio observatory has been operating for more than 20 years, with its distinctive 26m diameter radio "dish". Sharing this beautiful spot overlooking the Coal River Valley is a museum that showcases the life and work of Tasmanian radio astronomer, Grote Reber. The museum also showcases the radio telescopes and radio astronomy work of the University of Tasmania.


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Open Day

UTas Radio Telescope Observatory & Grote Reber Museum Open Day

Sunday 31st August 2014



Discover the amazing world of radio astronomy and find out what radio telescopes do.  The UTas Radio Telescope Observatory, located at Denholms Road, Cambridge will be open to the public with tours of the 26m radio telescope dish every half hour.


The Grote Reber Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Grote Reber, known as the "Father of Radio Astronomy."


This fabulous facility overlooking the Coal River will host Slow Food Hobart, as well as other fine food stalls from the Coal Valley. 


There will be 3D movies and science fun for all the family.


Admittance: Free!

Further information available from

Karen.Bradford@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 2439

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