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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...
18 November 2015
The search for life on other planets has moved up a gear with the breaking of ground for construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on a remote mountain in the Chilean...
Oldest stars found near Milky Way centre
13 November 2015
Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. The stars, found near the...
Dr Brad Tucker (Image: Stuart Hay)
21 October 2015
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, driver safety and...
World record certificate
24 August 2015
The ANU has set a world record for the most people stargazing at one site. The record was set at the ANU campus as part of the University's contribution to National Science...
28 July 2015
Astrobiologist Aditya Chopra is on a quest to find out where we come from and if we are alone. To support his research he has entered the Australian Academy of Science's...
Professor Lisa Kewley.
26 June 2015
ANU continues to strengthen its reputation as the nation's leading research institution with three academics awarded new Australian Research Council Australian Laureate...
Professor Brian Schmidt AC and ANU Chancellor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC. Image: Stuart Hay
24 June 2015
RSAA astronomer, Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). He will take up the position on 1 January...
The crowded centre of the Omega Centauri globular cluster.  Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
23 June 2015
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. The international team...
3 June 2015
Australian scientists and industry will play a key role in an international collaboration to build the world's most powerful optical telescope after the Giant Magellan...
22 May 2015
Over the next few years the AITC will perform the launch certification for a number of Australian satellites. This week, teams from DSTO, UNSW Canberra, EOS and ANU learnt how to...
21 May 2015
Scientists have captured the early death throes of supernovae for the first time and found that the universe's benchmark explosions are much more varied than expected. The...
5 May 2015
Researchers at ANU have helped discover a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star 500 light years that away is challenging ideas about how planets form. "We have found...
7 April 2015
More than 40,000 amateur astronomers have classified two million unidentified heavenly bodies found by the SkyMapper telescope at The Australian National University (ANU). Among...
6 March 2015
Astronomers have glimpsed a far off and ancient star exploding, not once, but four times. The exploding star, or supernova, was directly behind a cluster of huge galaxies, whose...
6 March 2015
Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place. The cluster, made of...

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