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.
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.
Observations made by our Australia Telescope Compact Array have provided the ‘coup dé grace’ of evidence in the discovery of a unique pair of stars, proving for the first time that white dwarf stars do emit pulsating radiation.
We’re turbocharging the world’s largest telescope with a 19-beam receiver, made and built by our engineers.
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.
Think you know all there is to know about our newest radio telescope, ASKAP? Think again.
Astronomer Shari Breen returns to her high school via the PULSE@Parkes program to look out for pulsars.
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.