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Cricket on The Dish!

By , 18 October 2018

Several people playing cricket on The Dish.If you’ve ever seen the iconic movie The Dish, you’ll probably remember when two engineers turned the most famous telescope in Australia into a cricket pitch. Kids from across New South Wales got a chance to do the same, along with some of Australia’s biggest cricket stars.

“I didn’t quite get the ball into orbit,” said Brisbane Heat star Chris Lynn. “But it was a great experience. I’ve played cricket in lots of places. In the backyard, the driveway, inside the house, but never on top of a radio telescope. This was amazing.”

This unconventional field was set up to launch Cricket Australia’s new kids cricket program, Woolworths Cricket Blast. Sadly, they only had a short time to have a hit – The Dish had some important science to get on with!

Visit the CSIRO website to learn about The Dish, the Parkes radio telescope


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