Students are getting a taste for space technology

Students are getting a taste for space technology

Six undergraduate students from across Australia have come to ANU to see what it is like to work in the growing space technology industry.

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Mt	Stromlo	Summer	Student Presentations 2014

Mt Stromlo Summer Student Presentations 2014

This summer Mt Stromlo Observatory has hosted two undergraduate student programs that develop skills in astronomy, astrophysics and space engineering

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Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt wins new honours

Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt wins new honours

RSAA astrophysicist and Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt and his team of astronomers have won one of the most valuable prizes in science.

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Professor Harvey Butcher former Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics with Joan Duffield on her 100th birthday.
ANU mourns the death of Mount Stromlo treasure Joan Duffield

ANU mourns the death of Mount Stromlo treasure Joan Duffield

The University community is mourning the death of Joan Duffield, a treasured member of the Mount Stromlo community and a long-time supporter of science and a

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Satellite orbiting the Earth
AstroSats 2014 - Astronomy Satellites Workshop

AstroSats 2014 - Astronomy Satellites Workshop

The purpose of AstroSats 2014 is to bring together the astronomical research and satellite engineering communities to explore science cases and astronomical instrumentation concepts suitable for small satellites.

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RSAA PhD student George Zhou
Masters (Advanced) Information Days

Masters (Advanced) Information Days

RSAA is running a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) from 2015, with information days being held on 2-3 October 2014.

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Singing astronaut inspects space engineering projects

Singing astronaut inspects space engineering projects

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has inspected projects to clean up space junk, and space engineering projects, at the University’s advanced Instrumentation and Tech

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Stellar tales of Stromlo revealed in new Heritage Trail

Stellar tales of Stromlo revealed in new Heritage Trail

More than a decade after it was ravaged by the Canberra Bushfires, Mount Stromlo Observatory has launched a new heritage trail.

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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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