Find out about the latest astronomy & astrophysics news, announcements and stories at ANU.
28 May 2020
Most stars end their lives in brilliant explosions known as supernovae. Brad will show how our understanding of these objects has been revolutionised using new...
26 May 2020
A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.
20 May 2020
A close look at a very distant and surprisingly active world, with icebergs the size of mountains, knifeblade ridges kilometres high, and a sea of nitrogen...
19 May 2020
Introducing basic equipment commonly used in amateur astronomy (aka stargazing), and learn how to choose your first telescope!
14 May 2020
To get an explosion big enough to send a rocket into space we need rocket fuel, made of HYDROGEN. Next time you want to travel to outer space, don’t take your...
12 May 2020
How are stars born? How do they die? And just how big are they? These questions and more answered in this brief talk on the lifecycle of stars.
6 May 2020
How many megatonnes of TNT would it take to blow up a star?
5 May 2020
Space lasers, re-usable rockets, and space mining. They all may sound like science-fiction but they are closer to reality than you may think. We'll cover...
4 May 2020
Telescopes are big, but sometimes even the largest telescopes in the world aren't big enough. How do astronomers solve this problem? Telescope teamwork!...
30 Apr 2020
What happens when you add milk to your hot chocolate? It's something called turbulence - and this turbulence can shake aeroplanes and churn space gas to...
29 Apr 2020
What are black holes? How are they formed? What do we know about them? We'll cover the latest discoveries in black holes - from the first image of them to...
24 Apr 2020
How do astronomers look back in time? And when we do, what do we find out about the Universe's childhood?