Mopra telescope

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The Mopra telescope at Siding Spring Observatory is a frontline facility charting a new atlas of our galaxy. But who is going to pay for it, asks Michael Burton.

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Australia’s Mopra telescope, nestled in NSW’s Warrumbungle National Park, is earmarked for closure in a year thanks to CSIRO funding cuts. But this one-of-a-kind telescope is well worth saving, writes Michael Burton.