Mount Stromlo Observatory 74-inch dome
Release of report on gender access and equity at RSAA

Release of report on gender access and equity at RSAA

A report on gender access and equity at The Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics was delivered to the Director on 6 March 2014.

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RSAA scientist elected as Academy of Science Fellow

RSAA scientist elected as Academy of Science Fellow

The Australian Academy of Science has honoured seven ANU scientists by electing them as Fellow

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Mt Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Nights

Mt Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Nights

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2014

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Is the universe getting more complex?

Is the universe getting more complex?

Is the universe getting more complex?  

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Giant Magellan Telescope
Giant Magellan Telescope Industry Roadshow

Giant Magellan Telescope Industry Roadshow

Opportunities exist for Australian industry to bid for contracts offered by the GMT Organisation (GMTO). To ensure Australian industry is well briefed, the Australian GMT Office is organizing an Industry Roadshow.

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ANU astronomers discover oldest star

ANU astronomers discover oldest star

A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang

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Astronomers go supernova over dying star

Astronomers go supernova over dying star

The sudden explosion of a star in a neighbouring galaxy could give astronomers new clues about the future of the Universe.

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Time lapse of HAT-South telescope in action
Making light work of planet hunting

Making light work of planet hunting

Finding a planet the size of Jupiter in the Milky Way is the astronomical equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack. But after a tumultuous year that began with bushfires at the Siding Spring Observatory, collaborators on the HAT-South network have done it – four times!

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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:  24 March 2014/Responsible Officer:  RSAA Director/Page Contact:  Webmaster