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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...
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...

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