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.

Summer Studentship ProgramSummer Studentship Program

Applications now open, closing September 5th!
Join us this summer for an interesting project in astronomy, radio astronomy engineering or data intensive astronomy (ICT). Applications are open to all Australian and New Zealand currently enrolled undergradute students. Each studentship comes with a $6,000 scholarship and airfares/50% accommodation subsidy for interstate/NZ students. More details and application form.

Postgrad ResearchPostgraduate study with ICRAR

Now accepting applications for 2015!
ICRAR is looking for talented and hardworking students to study at the postgraduate level in astronomy, radio astronomy engineering or data intensive astronomy. More details.

Women's Fellowship ThumbnailWomen in Astronomy Workshop

'We are all made of stars' - Supporting Equity and Diversity within Australian astronomy.
ICRAR is proud to support the ASA's Women in Astronomy workshop at the Australian National University in August. More details.

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