Breakthrough Listen — the largest search for extraterrestrial life — has launched today at our Parkes radio telescope, turning its mighty eye on the ‘exo-Earth’ Proxima b.
Using sensitive radio telescopes, including our very own ‘Dish’ at Parkes, a team of international scientists have for the first time discovered a chiral molecule outside of our solar system.
Gene Cernan was the last man to set foot on the moon, and has travelled nearly everywhere else on Earth – so what made Canberra his next destination?
Astronomer Shari Breen returns to her high school via the PULSE@Parkes program to look out for pulsars.
We’ve used our Parkes telescope to help trace the origin of the Big Bird neutrino to a galaxy 9.1 billion light years away.
Our award-winning phased array feed (PAF) technology will soon head to the northern hemisphere to be installed on the world’s second largest single-dish radio telescope. At 100 metres in diameter, the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy’s (MPIfR) Effelsberg radio dish, located just outside of Bonn, Germany, is the largest dish in Europe and second largest
A team of international astronomers using our Parkes Radio Telescope have just announced the discovery of hundreds of new galaxies, each containing billions of stars, living right on our astronomical doorstep.
Gravitational waves have seduced scientists for the past 100 years. But why the big fuss? In the wake of latest rumours that these waves may have been detected, we take a look at five things you need to know about gravitational waves.
The 2016 Parkes Elvis Festival kicks off on Wednesday the 6th at our Parkes Radio Telescope with performances from Elvis impersonators and more.