New telescopes for radio astronomy: welcome SKA-Low!
Full steam ahead! Construction starts on one of the biggest ever radio telescopes at our Western Australian observatory.
Sharing Wajarri sky and stars across the globe
Our radio observatory in Western Australia has been gifted a traditional name. This all part of our pledge to support the world’s oldest living culture.
Supporting the next science rock stars
Students from the Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School visited Perth for some science fun!
‘Odd radio circles’ that baffled astronomers are likely explosions from distant galaxies
Next-generation radio telescopes unravel the mysteries of ghostly circles in the sky.
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.
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.
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.
Birth of the first stars seen from Australia
After nearly a decade of listening with a custom-built, table-sized antenna at our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in remote Western Australia, researchers have detected signs of the first stars to emerge in the Universe.
ASKAP helps us see more of our intergalatic neighbour
Everybody likes to know their neighbours, even on a galactic scale. Our new ASKAP telescope has given us the most detailed radio image yet of our closest neighbour, the dwarf galaxy known as the Small Magellanic Cloud.
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.