Communicating science to a fresh audience
One of our postdoctoral researchers gives us the lowdown on why communication is a key skill for scientists, and what it was like taking part in Fresh Science.
A chance encounter with a pulsar
Our scientists accidentally stumbled upon a pulsar (a highly magnetized rotating neutron star). This chance discovery was made thanks to the ASKAP telescope.
The Dish: Fact vs fiction
The Dish is an Aussie classic, set at our Parkes radio telescope. Most of the film is based on fact, but what was added for the sake of a (rollicking) good yarn?
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.
Astronomy is great business for local ‘rising star’
We’ve partnered with a local small business to help build our next-generation radio telescope, and helped them to reach of the stars.
When in Rome: radio astronomy gets a global boost
Governments from around the world have committed to building and operating an impressive new instrument for understanding the Universe – the Square Kilometre Array.
Plans for mega-telescope coming into focus
The world’s largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, has come a step closer as the plans for its infrastructure are now approved.
Powerful plants and cosmic wonders: meet our honourable scientists
Meet the three CSIRO researchers who have contributed game-changing science, rounding out the Australia Day Honours list this year.
Meet our space sifter
Tim Galvin only wants to worry about the ‘cool, interesting’ stuff. Which might explain why he’s working on an algorithm to sift supernovas from Moon dust.
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.
The search for the source of a mysterious fast radio burst comes relatively close to home
Astronomers think they've identified which galaxy was the source of a blast radio energy, over in a fraction of a second. And it's much closer to us than the others detected, so far.