New telescope for ACT schools at Mt Stromlo

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

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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Stargazing Live comes to ANU

Stargazing Live comes to ANU

ANU astronomy will take centre stage around the world as BBC and ABC host a series of live stargazing events from the 

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RSAA Director on The Wholesome Show

RSAA Director on The Wholesome Show

RSAA Director Matthew Colless was recently featured on The Wholesome Show, talking about infinity, space, launching satellites and Hilbert's Hotel.

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Young Star
Young Stars

Young Stars

Young Stars is an astronomy group for high school students with an interest in our incredible Universe.

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Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Mount 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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The Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre at Stromlo. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU.
Boost for ANU space and quantum technology

Boost for ANU space and quantum technology

The Australian National University has welcomed ACT Government funding to bolster high-technology quantum communications for the space industry.

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Professor Michael Platow and Professor Paul Francis. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU.
RSAA academic named among Australia’s best teachers

RSAA academic named among Australia’s best teachers

Two of the University's leading educators have been recognised as among Australia's best teachers.

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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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