China FAST science popularization base is located in Kedu Town, Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, relying on the world brand effect of 500 meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (fast) to maintain the international leading level in the next 20-30 years. The Tianyan science popularization base is mainly composed of China Tianyan and Pingtang astronomical science and culture park. China Tianyan (fast) is a major science and technology project of the 11th five year plan jointly built by the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Guizhou provincial government. It is located in dawotang, Jinke Village, Kedu Town, Pingtang County, Qiannan Prefecture, Guizhou Province. It is the largest single antenna radio telescope in the world at present. It is a direct human project It is an important facility for observing distant galaxies, looking for cosmic environment similar to solar system or earth, and potential intelligent life.
The completion of China FAST has also made China form an astronomical observation and research platform with international advanced level, providing important support for China's research activities such as the nature of "dark matter" and "dark energy", the origin and evolution of the universe, the origin of space life and the search for extraterrestrial civilization. Pingtang astronomical science and Culture Park is 6km away from China's fast in a straight line, with a planned area of 3km2. It is a special tourism planning project in the master plan for the construction of supporting facilities in Guizhou Province of fast project, and also one of the top ten cultural industrial parks in Guizhou Province.
According to the construction standards of urban complex and national 5A level scenic spot, the Cultural Park highlights the characteristics of astronomical science examination theme, and focuses on the five goals of "astronomical science popularization education base, International Astronomical culture experience area, geological eco-tourism innovation demonstration area, regional tourism distribution center, International Astronomical tourism town", to build an integration of astronomical science popularization, cosmic exploration, tourism vacation and cultural exchange International Radio Astronomy tourism destination.
The tourism supporting facilities of Tianyan science popularization base include fast lookout, visitor service center, Pingtang astronomy town (hanglong), Pingtang International Astronomy experience Museum, South Rendong Story Museum, central axis welcome square, Tianmu commercial street, time and Space Tower, karst Park, time gate, time Kedu, star Tianyuan Hotel, China Tianyan Welcome Hotel, silent experience hotel, star home, navigation Longwan resettlement area, tiantianshicun resettlement area, ball screen flying theater, parking building, parking lot and other facilities.
Since its establishment in September 2016, China FAST science popularization base has successively won the honorary titles of China's top ten science and technology tourism bases, national science popularization demonstration bases, national national unity and progress demonstration areas (units), national 4A level tourist attractions, national primary and secondary school students' research and practice education bases, and Guizhou science popularization demonstration bases.