ET continues to elude scientists…for now
Breakthrough Listen is the greatest search for ET (extraterrestrial life) in human history, but one that has so far proved elusive.
Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space
Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space and is still sending back data that are picked up by radio telescopes in Australia.
24 things you didn’t know about CSIRO (that could help you win the next trivia comp)
We like to help solve big problems. If that problem happens to be a tough question about us at your next trivia night, we've got your back.
Explosions in the sky: ASKAP detects 20 new Fast Radio Bursts
It took the world's telescopes 10 years to find approximately 20 FRBs. Using ASKAP, a team of Aussie scientist have been able to find 20 in one year.
The pioneer of pulsars pops into Parkes
As a 24-year-old PhD student, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell made one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th Century. She recently paid us a visit and told us about her discovery and what it was like being a pioneering woman in science.
Misty mountains and the Milky Way: out of this world astrophotography
Astrophiles, today is your lucky day: We have a collection of beautiful winning photos from the annual David Malin Awards. From Deep Sky to Solar Systems, Scientific to Aesthetic, the categories challenged photographers not just in their technical skills, but their eye for catching the beauty of the sky and ‘the intrinsic interest of astronomy’.
Listening out for alien worlds
Are we alone in the Universe? This question drives many of us to look to the stars. But rather than wait for aliens to drop by, researchers are looking for hints of life on other worlds.
Tuning in to the Universe
New technology installed on our Parkes radio telescope today will let astronomers ‘hear’ a wider range of radio waves from objects in space, opening the way to new science.
Fancy yourself an expert stargazer? We’ve got the quiz for you!
ABC’s Stargazing Live returns to our screens over three nights in May, and Wed 23 May is your chance to join an ABC Stary Party and be an astronomer for a night
Big data (not big rockets) set to propel Australia’s space science
Whatever the future holds for Australia’s space industry, exciting times are ahead, and big data will play a big part.
Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy
Technology is driving a revolution in the way radio astronomers study the universe, and it could lead to new discoveries.