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.
Interference kills the radio star finder
How do you power the world's fastest radio telescope in the remote Australian outback with renewable energy when power stations interfere with the radio signals?
Ernie Dingo visits our outback astronomy observatory – in his beloved backyard
Wajarri Yamatji Elder and Australian TV personality Ernie Dingo stopped by to check out our Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope.
ASKAP telescope speeds up the hunt for new Fast Radio Bursts
It used to take weeks to find any of these mysterious signals from deep in space but when the new telescope started looking it found one within days. Then another.
One woman’s role in designing the world’s largest radio telescope
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.