Summer Research Scholars

Introducing the new Summer Research Scholars to the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre.

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Are we alone in the universe? - Paul Davies

Whether or not we are alone in the universe is one of the oldest questions of existence.

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Indigenous Astronomy Workshop

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) partnered with start-up company Cuberider to deliver an Indigenous- focused daylong Astronomy for re

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Indigenous Astronomy Workshop

ANU Hidden Gems - A founder's grave

Nestled amongst the wild grasses, white domes and the scientific equipment atop Mount Stromlo sits a peaceful, humble nod of respect to the site's founder Dr

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Duffield Grave

Gravitational waves detected for first time from two stars colliding

Scientists from ANU and around the world have detected for the first time ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the collision of two

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An artist's impression of the two neutron stars colliding. Image: LSC / Sonoma State University / Aurore Simonnet

ANU Hidden Gems – a relic from war times

As everyone knows, Mount Stromlo Observatory (and its history) is intrinsically linked to the stars and many people hold it in a fond place among Canberra's

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GMT’S first giant mirror segment starts journey south

The first of seven 27-foot mirrors that together assemble into the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, has left the Richard F.

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ANU to lead new project to enhance technology for drones and small satellites

The Australian National University (ANU) will lead a new project announced by the federal government to enhance Australia's defence capability by building in

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Welcome to the website of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  The school operates a world-class observatory and has a long history of research and technical activity at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics. The research interests of our astronomers cover the length and breadth of the field, from planetary science to cosmology, instrumentation to theory. 

Updated:  25 November 2017/Responsible Officer:  RSAA Director/Page Contact:  Webmaster