Panel: The future of physical science

Panel: The future of physical science

Physical science has produced some amazing discoveries over the last hundred years. Yet today, physics faces perhaps the greatest challenges in its history.

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The aliens are silent because they are all extinct

The aliens are silent because they are all extinct

Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from ANU Research School of Earth Sciences.

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Mt Stromlo Summer Student Presentations 2016

Mt Stromlo Summer Student Presentations 2016

This summer the Mount Stromlo Observatory hosted two undergraduate student programs that develop skills in astronomy, astrophysics and space engineering, and

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ANU Celebration of Giving Features Bequest from Joan Duffield

ANU Celebration of Giving Features Bequest from Joan Duffield

The Joan Duffield Bequest has ensured her legacy and the connection of the Duffield family and Mt Stromlo Observatory continues long into the future.

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Stellar student graduates an expert in her field

Stellar student graduates an expert in her field

Like many undergraduate students at this time of year, Rebecca Davies is celebrating graduation.

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Dr Brad Tucker (Image: Stuart Hay)
RSAA astronomer among Tall Poppy Award winners

RSAA astronomer among Tall Poppy Award winners

Success in bringing research to the community has won four ANU early-career researchers ACT Tall Poppy awards for their work in climate change, mental health

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Dr Mike Ireland
RSAA scientist wins Frederick White Prize

RSAA scientist wins Frederick White Prize

RSAA astronomer Dr Mike Ireland has won the 2016 Frederick White Prize of the Australia Academy of Science.

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ANU supporting space industry at Mount Stromlo

ANU supporting space industry at Mount Stromlo

ANU has welcomed the announcement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA to support the future of Australia's space industry at Mount Stromlo.

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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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