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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...
2 March 2015
An international team of astronomers has found a huge and ancient black hole which was powering the brightest object early in the universe. The black hole’s mass is 12...
Professor Brian Schmidt (l) and ANU Foundation USA chair Adam Ford at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
12 February 2015
Nobel laureate and ANU astrophysicist Professor Brian Schmidt AC has made the first donation to a new United States-based ANU charitable foundation. The ANU Foundation USA...
Cosmology | ANUx on edX | Course About Video
3 February 2015
People from all over the world have enrolled in the Cosmology massive open online course (MOOC), the latest edX offering from ANU. “The course covers where the universe...
2 February 2015
One of the most iconic ruins of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, the Mount Stromlo Observatory Director’s Residence, has re-opened to the public following a major restoration...
14 January 2015
Six undergraduate students from across Australia have come to ANU to see what it is like to work in the growing space technology industry. The students are undertaking...
12 November 2014
RSAA astrophysicist and Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt and his team of astronomers have won one of the most valuable prizes in science. The team has won the 2015...

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