Mars missions are red hot right now
Three nations are launching ambitious missions to the red planet of Mars! The journey takes perseverance, ingenuity and timing.
Proud heritage: top 10 moments of The Dish
Our Parkes radio telescope, or 'The Dish', is the first functioning scientific instrument to join Australia's National Heritage List.
Virtual stars: Indigenous Astronomy Panel celebrates Alana Dooley
A special virtual Indigenous Astronomy Panel recently took place, inspired by Indigenous STEM Award winner Alana Doohley.
Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the help of our telescope, researchers just found the rest.
Space team ready: upgrading antenna for future travel
We're upgrading the 70-metre antenna Deep Space Station 43 at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. The antenna will support upcoming robotic and human missions to the Moon and Mars.
Galaxies sail on a tranquil sea, cosmic flash shows
A bright flash in the sky gives has given us some clues about what lies between galaxies.
Launching giant space balloons from the centre of Australia
A team of astronomers led by the French space agency CNES are heading to Alice Springs next year to use a giant balloon 30 storeys high to lift a 1-tonne telescope 40kms above the Earth
PULSE@Parkes tours Guangzhou, China
An engaging PULSE@Parkes tour to Guangzhou, China for pulsar observing with high school students.
‘WTF is that?’ How we’re trawling the Universe for the unknown
Here’s a challenge: how would you go about finding something if you didn’t know what it was you were looking for? No, this isn’t an ancient riddle or one of those horrible corporate team building exercises. It’s actually a very real problem being being faced by astronomers using our newest telescope, the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP).
Make our ASKAP telescope a star of the night sky
By Emily Lehmann There’s a new star in the making in the world of astronomy, with our Australian Square Kilometre […]
The first images from ASKAP reveal slices through space
By Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO The first images from Australia’s Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope have given scientists a sneak […]