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), and the Science Data Processor (a powerful computing system to produce the images scientists need). 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.

Women's FellowshipICRAR Fellowship for Senior Women in Astronomy

Our visiting fellowship for senior women in astronomy is now open for applications again. This fellowship is aimed at providing an opportunity for senior women astronomers (having more than five years research work experience post PhD) to visit ICRAR and interact with ICRAR researchers and graduate students. Closing date is June 15th, 2016.
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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
  • View ICRAR Brochure
  • PhD Scholarships
  • Astronomy at UWA
  • Astronomy at Curtin

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