Incoming AITC Director, Professor Anna Moore
New Director for Mount Stromlo’s AITC

New Director for Mount Stromlo’s AITC

An internationally-recognised scientist who has designed instruments for observatories around the world has been appointed the new Director of the Advanced I

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Saturn: ESO
School Holiday Activities

School Holiday Activities

Now the Visitor's Centre is open we are piloting some activities for kids.

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Higher Degree Research Information Days

Higher Degree Research Information Days

RSAA runs a number of bachelors and higher degree research programs, including honours, PhD and a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced).

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Professor Lisa Kewley.
RSAA to host new $30m 3D astronomy centre

RSAA to host new $30m 3D astronomy centre

The Australian National University (ANU) will lead Australia's next wave of research into the Universe and the formation of the basic elements, using new 3-D

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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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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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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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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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Applications now open for the AITC/Northrop Grumman Internship program

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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