GMTIFS: Designing an instrument at RSAA

A first-light instrument for the GMT is being developed at the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the 

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Dr. James Gilbert (left) and Ian Price (right) with the deformable mirror test bench.

Scientists solve mystery of how most antimatter in the Milky Way forms

A team of international astrophysicists led by ANU has shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms.

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The Milky Way. Image: Roanish, Flickr.

ANU welcomes access to telescopes at premier site

ANU has welcomed the announcement in the federal Budget that the Australian astronomy community will gain access to telescopes in Chile through a 10-year str

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An auxiliary telescope at ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Image: ESO.

Mount Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2017.

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ANU leads citizen search for new planet in Solar System

ANU is launching a search for a new planet in our Solar System, inviting anyone around the world with access to the Internet to help make the historic discov

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Professor Brian Cox and ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker. Image: Glen Nagle, NASA Tidbinbilla Tracking Station

New telescope for ACT schools at Mt Stromlo

Canberra's first astronomical teaching observatory for school students has been officially opened at the University's Mount Stromlo Observatory on the site o

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Far-away planet systems are shaped like the Solar System

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that far-away planet systems are shaped like the Solar System, with multiple planets align

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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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