Senator Kate Lundy, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, launched Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy in the Integration Hall of The Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre on Tuesday 9 April.
ANU and AAO announce that the suspension of access to the Siding Spring Observatory, and all associated observing activities, will be extended until 18 February 2013.
A new image reveals how Gemini Observatory's most advanced adaptive optics (AO) system will help astronomers study the universe with an unprecedented level of clarity and detail by removing distortions due to the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Kibo-ABC initiative was established to promote awareness of microgravity research; encourage collaboration between the Asia-Pacific partners; and provide access to the Japanese module “Kibo” on the International Space Station (ISS).
Scientists at the University of Arizona and in California have completed the most challenging large astronomical mirror ever made. The mirror will be part of the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope, which will explore planets around other stars and the formation of stars, galaxies and black holes in the early universe.
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 universe.
The Nobel Prize medal won by Brian Schmidt has gone on display at the national science centre in Canberra.
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.
One of Australia’s foremost astronomers, Professor Matthew Colless, has been announced as the new Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Australian National University. Professor Colless joins the University after a long and highly-distinguished career in astronomy, most recently as Director of the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
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.
But the good news is that these planets are probably more abundant than stars, researchers from the ANU Planetary Science Institute have discovered. The institute is a joint venture of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Earth Sciences.