Warrumbungle first Dark Sky park in Australia

Warrumbungle first Dark Sky park in Australia

Warrumbungle National Park in Central Western NSW has been declared Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, recognising and protecting its key role in astronomical

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AstroSats 2016 - Astronomy Satellites Workshop

AstroSats 2016 - Astronomy Satellites Workshop

The purpose of AstroSats 2016 is to bring together the astronomical research and satellite engineering communities to explore science cases and astronomical

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Matorny-Terentev Cluster
Citizen scientists discover huge galaxy cluster

Citizen scientists discover huge galaxy cluster

Two volunteer astronomers have had a galaxy cluster named after them after finding the galaxy in an international citizen science project co-led by ANU.

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Mt Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Night

Mt Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Night

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016.

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CubeSat satellite testing takes off at Mount Stromlo

CubeSat satellite testing takes off at Mount Stromlo

Researchers from around Australia have begun testing satellites at the ANU Mount Stromlo space testing facilities ahead of a mass satellite launch from the I

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Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

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Living, working and playing on Mt Stromlo

Living, working and playing on Mt Stromlo

As The Australian National University celebrates its 70th anniversary this year our exhibitions will focus on lesser known aspects of University life.

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Panel: The future of physical science

Panel: The future of physical science

Physical science has produced some amazing discoveries over the last hundred years. Yet today, physics faces perhaps the greatest challenges in its history.

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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. 

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