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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...
29 September 2016
RSAA runs a number of bachelors and higher degree research programs, including honours, PhD and a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced). We will be conducting...
Incoming AITC Director, Professor Anna Moore
23 September 2016
An internationally-recognised scientist who has designed instruments for observatories around the world has been appointed the new Director of the Advanced Instrumentation and...
Professor Lisa Kewley.
8 September 2016
The Australian National University (ANU) will lead Australia's next wave of research into the Universe and the formation of the basic elements, using new 3-D technology to...
5 July 2016
Warrumbungle National Park in Central Western NSW has been declared Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, recognising and protecting its key role in astronomical research....
Matorny-Terentev Cluster
30 June 2016
Two volunteer astronomers have had a galaxy cluster named after them after finding the galaxy in an international citizen science project co-led by ANU. The two Russians...
14 June 2016
Researchers from around Australia have begun testing satellites at the ANU Mount Stromlo space testing facilities ahead of a mass satellite launch from the International Space...
22 January 2016
Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from ANU Research School of Earth Sciences. In research aiming to understand...
4 January 2016
The Joan Duffield Bequest has ensured her legacy and the connection of the Duffield family and Mt Stromlo Observatory continues long into the future. Joan Duffield’s father...
21 December 2015
Like many undergraduate students at this time of year, Rebecca Davies is celebrating graduation. But unlike most students, she will be leaving university with her name not only...
Dr Mike Ireland
23 November 2015
RSAA astronomer Dr Mike Ireland has won the 2016 Frederick White Prize of the Australia Academy of Science. Dr Ireland develops and applies the latest optical and infrared...
18 November 2015
ANU has welcomed the announcement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA to support the future of Australia's space industry at Mount Stromlo. ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor...

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