Published online by Cambridge University Press: 25 April 2016
Abstract: The Australia Telescope is an advanced radio astronomy facility planned to satisfy the major research requirements of Australian scientists. The construction project, begun in 1983, is now well along the way to completion as an Australian Bicentennial activity. The civil works at the main Culgoora site are complete. The construction of the seven 22-m antennas has begun: the first will be handed over in November 1986, the last a year later. Most other areas of the project – feed construction, receiver construction, computer development etc. are on schedule.