Astronomers see star explode four times

Astronomers see star explode four times

Astronomers have glimpsed a far off and ancient star exploding, not once, but four times.

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Far from home: wayward cluster is tiny & distant

Far from home: wayward cluster is tiny & distant

Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place

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Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

An international team of astronomers has found a huge and ancient black hole which was powering the brightest object early in the universe.

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Professor Brian Schmidt (l) and ANU Foundation USA chair Adam Ford at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Nobel scientist makes first donation to new ANU-US foundation

Nobel scientist makes first donation to new ANU-US foundation

Nobel laureate and ANU astrophysicist Professor Brian Schmidt AC has made the first donation to a new United States-based ANU charitable foundation.

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Mt. Stromlo Observatory with the Milky way
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 2015

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Mount Stromlo ruin rises from the ashes

Mount Stromlo ruin rises from the ashes

One of the most iconic ruins of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, the Mount Stromlo Observatory Director’s Residence, has re-opened to the public following a majo

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Cosmology | ANUx on edX | Course About Video
Why the big bang went bang

Why the big bang went bang

People from all over the world have enrolled in the Cosmology massive open online course (MOOC), the latest edX offering from ANU.

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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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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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