Past events

11am–12pm 3 May 2016
Star clusters form in a tumultuous process of gas accretion, turbulent collapse, and dispersal, in which their initial properties, like structure, density, and boundedness, are...
Mt. Stromlo Observatory
7–9pm 29 April 2016
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016. Come and see the rings...
11am–12pm 28 April 2016
The first billion years after the Big Bang poses many open questions: How and when the first stars and galaxies were formed? How does the interplay between baryonic and dark...
11am–12pm 21 April 2016
We present a series of our studies on how HI is accreted, distributed and connected with the formation of optical structures in massive disk galaxies in the low redshift universe...
11am–12pm 19 April 2016
Recently a powerful paradigm has emerged to understand the nature of star-forming galaxies. Their star formation rate, metallicity, and gas mass are set by a balance between star...
11am–12pm 14 April 2016
The Murchison Widefield Array is conducting an all-sky low-frequency radio survey across 70-230 MHz. The GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA (GLEAM) Survey comprises of over...
11am–12pm 7 April 2016
During the last decade a third window for ground-based astronomy was opened and high energy astrophysics now enables studies up to photon energies of 100 TeV. A wide range of...
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...

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