Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory is one of the best locations in the world to operate telescopes that collect radio signals from space. 

The observatory is currently home to:

Five large white dish-shaped antennas pointing straight up amongst red dirt and green bushes under a clear blue sky..

Our ASKAP radio telescope

Metal spider-shaped antennas on red dirt attached to metal mesh against a blue and fluffy white cloud sky. Credit: Curtin University.

The Curtin University-led Murchison Widefield Array

a table-shaped radio antenna in the middle of red dirt covered with metal mesh. Under a blue sky with fluffy white clouds.

The Arizona State University-led EDGES instrument.

Spiky metal tree-shaped antennas against a blue sky. Credit: ICRAR.

We’re also preparing the site for one of the SKA telescopes. The SKA telescopes will be the largest and most capable radio telescopes in the world, with SKA-Low hosted in Australia and SKA-Mid in South Africa. 

We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamaji as the Traditional Owners and native title holders of the observatory site.