Warkworth 2 dish
|Observatory||Warkworth Radio Observatory|
|Telescope style||radio telescope|
|Diameter||30 m (98 ft 5 in)|
The Warkworth 30m Radio Telescope is at the Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory, just south of Warkworth off SH1 about 50 km north of Auckland. It is operated by the Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology. AUT was formally granted a license to operate the Warkworth 2 antenna by Telecom New Zealand in November 2010.
It is a 30-metre Cassegrain wheel-and-track beam waveguide antenna. It was manufactured in 1983 by Nippon Electric Corp., and since then it was used by Telecom NZ for communication between New Zealand and Pacific Islands.