Lonsdaleite diamonds found in space
A team of researchers have discovered rare hexagonal-structured diamonds formed in space from a destroyed dwarf planet.
New antenna to support space exploration
A new antenna and new space missions — there’s excitement brewing at the New Norcia ground station.
Celebrating our (stellar) space women
We’re introducing you to a star cluster of our women who work in space.
Spotify playlist: Music you can space out to
Join us in listening to our new Spotify playlist, “Music you can space out to.” The best choice if your head's in the exosphere and you feel atmospheric.
A lunar powerhouse: The Apollo 11 exhibition lands in Sydney
Stand under an enormous Moon sculpture. See four billion-year-old Moon dust. Learn what on earth a feed horn is! It's all happening at the Powerhouse Museum.
Shoot (for) the stars: Awe-inspiring astrophotography
Take a trip across the universe with the 2019 Central West Astronomical Society Astrophotography Awards.
Shooting stars: Amazing astronomy photographs
Check out the out-of-this-world winners of the 2017 CWAS David Malin astrophotography awards!
The super-cool Spiderweb forming 10 billion light years away
Astronomers thought giant galaxies were formed by lots of little galaxies coming together - like rugby players in a scrum. The galaxies would be getting hot and sweaty, grunting a bit, and there’d be general mayhem. We've found there’s a scrum going on, but it’s happening in a pool of stuff – like underwater rugby.
Under the Milky Way: what a new map reveals about our galaxy
After a decade of analysis and thousands of hours of observing time, we have a brand new view of the Milky Way.
Watch This Space: Australian technology focal to the world’s largest telescope
Once completed the ‘Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope’ (FAST) will be the biggest telescope in the world, and the eye at its centre was made right here in Australia.
Don’t panic – we’ve found gravitational waves
One of the biggest discoveries in our lifetime has been made which could help scientists answer some of their biggest questions