International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Since our launch in September 2009 ICRAR has emerged as a major new international centre of excellence in astronomical science and technology. A joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding from the State Government of Western Australia, we effectively engage with industry and the community whilst delivering world-class outcomes for science, engineering and high performance computing.

SKA preconstruction program

ICRAR is actively engaged in three aspects of preconstruction for the Square Kilometre Array: the Low Frequency Aperture Arrays (for SKA-low, the part of the SKA entirely in Australia), the Science Data Processor (a powerful computing system to produce the images scientists need), and the Central Signal Processor (the computer that combines the signals from all the antennas into the format needed by the Science Data Processor). We're working with our colleagues around the world to help prepare for these important parts of the SKA. Learn more in our news item from the 5th of November 2013.

Astrofest 2015Astrofest 2015

Astrofest is back again in 2015. Come along to this family-friendly astronomy festival on March 28th for telescopes, prizes, talks, giveaways and more!
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CAASTRO Simulations WorkshopCAASTRO: Perth Simulated Galaxy Clusters Workshop

Workshop Dates: March 23-27 2015
Location: ICRAR/UWA. Registration is now open!
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ASA 2015Astronomical Society of Australia's Annual Scientific Meeting

2015's ASA Annual Scientific Meeting is hosted by ICRAR-Curtin at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.
Dates: Sunday July 5 - Friday July 10 2015
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News and Media Coverage

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  • Bronze Pleiades Award 2014
  • View ICRAR Brochure
  • PhD Scholarships
  • Astronomy at UWA
  • Astronomy at Curtin

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