The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, is a next-generation radio telescope that will be vastly more sensitive than the best present-day instruments. It will give astronomers remarkable insights into the formation of the early Universe, including the emergence of the first stars, galaxies and other structures. We caught up with research engineer Mia Baquiran to find out more about this amazing new instrument and her role in getting it off the ground and into the skies.
After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
It’s almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we’re teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
A bright flash in the sky gives has given us some clues about what lies between galaxies.
The Netherlands have issued a new stamp series showcasing the unique 400 year relationship between the Netherlands and Australia – and we’ve made the cut!
Find out how our Australian researchers are developing a super-stable atomic clock to keep the Square Kilometre Array in sync.
Think you know all there is to know about our newest radio telescope, ASKAP? Think again.
Our next-generation radio telescope just created an image of the cosmos with the most number of ‘beams’ ever produced to date, trained to the one patch of sky.
Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith and colleagues estimated the mass of a super massive black hole using data captured by ATCA and ASKAP.