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.

ASKAP 2016ASKAP 2016: The future of radio astronomy surveys

Join CSIRO in an opportunity to share cutting-edge results from ASKAP and to discuss future strategies for observing and data sharing in large astronomical surveys in the lead-up to SKA. June 6-10, 2016. Sydney, Australia
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WA Gov Science StatementRadio Astronomy key priority area for WA State Government

The WA Government has released a 'Science Statement for Western Australia' identifying five key priority areas for the State which will broaden the economy and create a new generation of jobs.
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News and Media Coverage

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  • Bronze Pleiades Award 2014
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  • PhD Scholarships
  • Astronomy at UWA
  • Astronomy at Curtin

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