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9 November 2012
Scientists at the University of Arizona and in California have completed the most challenging large astronomical mirror ever made. For the past several years, a group of optical...
1 November 2012
RSAA Professor Ken Freeman has been awarded the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for almost 50 years work shaping and changing the human view of galaxies and the...
8 August 2012
The Nobel Prize medal won by Brian Schmidt has gone on display at the national science centre in Canberra. "You know a Nobel Prize is really something symbolic of what an...
31 July 2012
The mysteries of the evolution of the universe since the Big Bang are one step closer to being solved, thanks to research from The Australian National University. Astrophysics...
17 May 2012
One of Australia’s foremost astronomers, Professor Matthew Colless, has today been announced as the new Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The...
30 April 2012
Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University....
29 March 2012
Astronomers have begun to blast 3 million cubic feet of rock from a mountaintop in the Chilean Andes to make room for what will be the world’s largest optical telescope when...
17 November 2011
The second program in the ABC/ANU co-production Future Forum, focusing on the big issues ahead for the world and the nation, will screen this Wednesday at 8pm (AEDT) on ABC News...
Nobel winner Professor Brian Schmidt's press conference at Parliament House
4 November 2011
Professor Brian Schmidt from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics has won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics. Announced in Stockholm on Tuesday, the award is shared...
7 June 2011
All planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins—at least that’s what we thought. But now ANU astronomer Dr Daniel Bayliss and his...

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