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?
Space on a screen: how do you broadcast a Moon landing?
It took more than one giant leap to share the Moon landing with the world, and Australia played an essential part in the broadcast. Here’s how it all happened.
The answer may not be 42: fast radio burst traced to a distant galaxy
In a world first, astronomers using our ASKAP telescope have pinpointed the location of a fast radio burst in the Universe taking us one step closer to solving an astronomical mystery.
Moonwalk your way to The Dish
Do you swoon over the Moon? What if we told you that you can get up close and personal with space right here in Australia, in the middle of a ‘sheep paddock' in country NSW?
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.
Good things come in small packages, satellites included
CubeSats - aka nanosatellites herald a new approach to Earth observation and remote sensing work for Australia. For their size, they punch well above their weight.
Sydney Harbour as seen from space: it’s not just black and white
The first images from the new NovaSAR-1 satellite – which has superpowers including night vision and the ability to see through clouds – have just been received.
New super-powered satellite blasts off
With superpowers including night vision and the ability to see through clouds, NovaSAR-1 has just blasted into orbit around Earth. Australian researchers will soon benefit from this new ‘eye in the sky’.
Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini’s suicide mission to Saturn
The grand finale of Nasa’s epic 20-year mission to the ringed planet will be overseen from a deep space centre near Canberra. A photo essay by Jonny Weeks, The Guardian.
A stellar 3D movie of a rare meteorite
Our 3D imaging and characterisation technology has been used to build a complete picture of a newly-discovered meteorite - that's older than the Earth - in the South Australian outback.