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An artist's impression of the two neutron stars colliding. Image: LSC / Sonoma State University / Aurore Simonnet
17 October 2017
Scientists from ANU and around the world have detected for the first time ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the collision of two very dense stars,...
4 October 2017
As everyone knows, Mount Stromlo Observatory (and its history) is intrinsically linked to the stars and many people hold it in a fond place among Canberra's local community...
29 September 2017
The Australian National University (ANU) will lead a new project announced by the federal government to enhance Australia's defence capability by building industrial...
25 September 2017
The first of seven 27-foot mirrors that together assemble into the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, has left the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the...
Inside the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mt Stromlo Observatory. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU.
25 September 2017
The ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) will reinforce its position at the centre of the national space industry with a new agreement with UNSW Canberra on...
Earth. Image: NASA/JPL
21 September 2017
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. The Solar...
(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
26 June 2017
ANU has officially opened the Siding Spring Observatory lodge that was rebuilt after the 2013 bushfires. The old lodge, a temporary home to visiting astronomers, was...
Dr. James Gilbert (left) and Ian Price (right) with the deformable mirror test bench.
23 June 2017
A first-light instrument for the GMT is being developed at the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics...
Professor Ken Freeman AC. Photo by Stuart Hay.
12 June 2017
Distinguished academics from ANU, including a champion of Indigenous history and leaders in astronomy, philosophy and medicine, have been honoured for their contribution to...
The Milky Way. Image: Roanish, Flickr.
24 May 2017
A team of international astrophysicists led by ANU has shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms. Antimatter is material composed of the antiparticle ...
An auxiliary telescope at ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Image: ESO.
10 May 2017
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 strategic partnership...
Professor Brian Cox and ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker. Image: Glen Nagle, NASA Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
28 March 2017
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 discovery. Anyone who...
20 March 2017
ANU astronomy will take centre stage around the world as BBC and ABC host a series of live stargazing events from the ANU Siding Spring Observatory over two weeks in...
17 March 2017
Canberra's first astronomical teaching observatory for school students has been officially opened at the University's Mount Stromlo Observatory on the site of a telescope...
1 March 2017
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that far-away planet systems are shaped like the Solar System, with multiple planets aligning with the host star...
21 February 2017
RSAA Director Matthew Colless was recently featured on The Wholesome Show, talking about infinity, space, launching satellites and Hilbert's Hotel. Download the episode free...
The Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre at Stromlo. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU.
6 December 2016
The Australian National University has welcomed ACT Government funding to bolster high-technology quantum communications for the space industry. ACT Minister for Higher...
Professor Michael Platow and Professor Paul Francis. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU.
2 December 2016
Two of the University's leading educators have been recognised as among Australia's best teachers. Professor Paul Francis from the Research School of Astronomy and...
17 November 2016
An international team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela, which they have dubbed the Vela supercluster...
26 October 2016
We are piloting daytime school visits at the newly-opened Visitors Centre at Mount Stromlo, so get in touch if you would like to book in. Learn about science and ask questions to...

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