ANU scientists produce best estimate of Earth’s composition

Scientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago

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Earth. Image: NASA/JPL

ANU opens lodge at Siding Spring Observatory

ANU has officially opened the Siding Spring Observatory lodge that was rebuilt after the 2013 bushfires.

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(L-R) Warrumbungle Shire Mayor Peter Shinton, Professor Matthew Colless, Aunty Maureen Salter and Professor Brian Schmidt AC in front of the lodge at Siding Spring Observatory. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU

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

Applications open: Summer Research Scholarship with RSAA and internship with AITC - for more information see AITC internship page and Summer Scholarship page. Applications close 31 August 2017. 

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