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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...
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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...
Professor Harvey Butcher former Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics with Joan Duffield on her 100th birthday.
5 November 2014
The University community is mourning the death of Joan Duffield, a treasured member of the Mount Stromlo community and a long-time supporter of science and astronomy. Miss...
28 August 2014
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has inspected projects to clean up space junk, and space engineering projects, at the University’s advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at...
25 July 2014
More than a decade after it was ravaged by the Canberra Bushfires, Mount Stromlo Observatory has launched a new heritage trail. The Mount Stromlo heritage trail takes...
SkyMapper telescope dome
24 July 2014
The Australian National University will continue to lead the country in academic research after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced the University has won 16 prized...
16 July 2014
Australian space scientists will no longer need to go offshore to build satellites, following the completion of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at The...
7 July 2014
RSAA is celebrating the achievements of Dr Naomi Mathers, the Australian GMT Project Office Industry Liaison Engineer.  On Wednesday 2 July in Sydney, Naomi was awarded not...
12 June 2014
RSAA astronomer Professor Ken Freeman has won the 2014 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Professor Freeman shares the prize with Jaan Einasto, R. Brent Tully, and Sidney van den Bergh...
26 March 2014
The Australian Academy of Science has honoured seven ANU scientists by electing them as Fellows in recognition of their contribution to scientific research.  Among them is...
Mount Stromlo Observatory 74-inch dome
6 March 2014
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Access and Equity Committee (RAEC) was formed in March 2013, following the release of the Australian Academy of Science Early and...
10 February 2014
A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years...
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23 January 2014
The sudden explosion of a star in a neighbouring galaxy only 11.4 million light years from Earth could give astronomers new clues about the future of the Universe. The Type Ia...
Time lapse of HAT-South telescope in action
13 January 2014
Finding a planet the size of Jupiter in the Milky Way is the astronomical equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack. But after a tumultuous year that began with bushfires at...
Mt Stromlo Observatory: From Bush Observatory to Nobel Prize
2 December 2013
Perched on a mountain halfway between Canberra and the stars, the Mount Stromlo Observatory is rich with history. Nestled amongst the telescope domes and kangaroos is a story...

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