Past events

1 April – 27 May 2016
As The Australian National University celebrates its 70th anniversary this year our exhibitions will focus on lesser known aspects of University life. The first exhibition...
11am–12pm 31 March 2016
Stellar astrophysics has entered a new golden age, thanks to wonderfully precise measurements being returned by NASA's Kepler mission. Kepler is a 0.9-metre space telescope that...
11am–12pm 29 March 2016
Astrophysical jets carry energy and particles from very small up to very large scales from the radius of the central object. From these regions, the highly collimated outflows...
11am–12pm 17 March 2016
The mass of a star is arguably its most fundamental parameter and for red giant stars it implies a stellar evolution age. Stellar masses and ages have never been derived directly...
11am–12pm 15 March 2016
The heaviest elements in the periodic table are synthesized through the r-process, but the astrophysical site for r-process nucleosynthesis is still unknown. The major current...
11am–12pm 10 March 2016
The deferred photometric pipeline of SNLS uses only photometry to detect and classify type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). The advantages of a photometric sample include larger number of...
11am–12pm 8 March 2016
Pulsars are great probes for exploring theories of gravitation and detection of gravitational waves. Observations of binary pulsar systems, particularly the Double Pulsar system...
Photo courtesy of CERN
6–7.45pm 2 March 2016
Physical science has produced some amazing discoveries over the last hundred years. Yet today, physics faces perhaps the greatest challenges in its history. Data gathered over the...
11am–12pm 1 March 2016
Since the first stars and then galaxies formed the Universe has been an immense factory converting neutral gas into stellar material. The distribution of this stellar material is...
11am–12pm 25 February 2016
Large scale spectroscopic surveys are major team endeavours which consume a lot of resources but have the capacity to provide a transformative impact on astronomy. They also...
11am–12pm 18 February 2016
The SAMI instrument on the AAT is currently taking integral field spectroscopy of ~3000 nearby galaxies as part of the SAMI Galaxy Survey. This is the largest sample ever across a...
11am–12pm 11 February 2016
We addressed strictly line-by-line differential abundance analysis using high resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio spectra on field stars (e.g., stellar binaries, terrestrial...
11am–12pm 9 February 2016
The bulge is one of the oldest, yet very metal-rich Galactic components suggesting that it experienced early, rapid chemical enrichment. Yet, the first, metal-poor stars to have...
11am–12pm 4 February 2016
The deferred photometric pipeline of SNLS uses only photometry to detect and classify type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). The advantages of a photometric sample include larger number of...
12–6pm 22 January 2016
This summer the Mount Stromlo Observatory hosted two undergraduate student programs that develop skills in astronomy, astrophysics and space engineering, and a broader...
10–11.30am 19 December 2015
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites. Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical...
11am–12pm 16 December 2015
11am–12pm 10 December 2015

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