Located at the Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory, the Grote Reber Museum showcases the life and work of Tasmanian radio astronomer, Grote Reber, and highlights the radio telescopes and radio astronomy work of the University of Tasmania. The observatory features a 26 m steerable radio telescope.

A unique feature of the museum is Reber’s original radio shack, the control building for the radio telescope array at Bothwell, which is installed at the museum with Reber’s original radio equipment in place. The museum also shows the radio frequency spectrum with graphic illustrations and physical demonstrations of electromagnetic waves. A feature of the museum is a Virtual Reality Theatre, provided by the Swinburne University of Technology.

The museum is open to school groups and the public. Tour fees apply and bookings are essential.

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