Parkes Radio Telescope in 'Light It Up Blue For Autism'

New-look dish: The Parkes Radio Telescope is lit up blue for the 'Light It Up Blue For Autism' campaign on Thursday night. Photo: Parkes Shire Council/ Facebook.

New-look dish: The Parkes Radio Telescope is lit up blue for the 'Light It Up Blue For Autism' campaign on Thursday night. Photo: Parkes Shire Council/ Facebook.

The iconic Parkes Radio Telescope has joined a list of world landmarks lit up blue for an autism awareness campaign.

For three nights from Thursday the dish took on a new hue for  'Light It Up Blue For Autism'.

The Currajong Autism and Special Needs Group (Currajong Disability Services sub-committee), in conjunction with Parkes Shire Council, worked with CSIRO to light up the local landmark to raise awareness about the condition as part of World Autism Awareness Month.

A host of iconic structures across the world including the White House and Rockefeller Centre in the United States, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan and the Opera House in Sydney were also taking part.

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