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Writing their name in the stars: citizen scientists discover huge galaxy cluster
14 Jun 2016
Two volunteer participants in an international citizen science project have had a rare galaxy cluster that they found named after them.

Astronomers smash cosmic records to see hydrogen in distant galaxy
02 Jun 2016

An international team of scientists has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away—almost double the previous record.

Astrofest delighted Perth stargazing crowds
21 Mar 2016
Once again Perth's annual astronomy festival 'Astrofest' delighted the public with views of the night sky, interesting talks and astronomy awesomeness all evening. 

ICRAR Chair Bernard Bowen awarded honorary degree
17 Mar 2016
ICRAR Chair, Dr Bernard Bowen has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by The University of Western Australia.

Scientists spot jets from supermassive black hole snacking on a star
07 Mar 2016

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible. The black hole—known as P13—lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793 about 12 million light years from Earth and is ingesting a weight equivalent to 100 billion billion hot dogs every minute.


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Astrofest 2016
5:30pm, March 12th 2016


Would you like to give a seminar at ICRAR? Please get in touch! Contact Jean-Pierre Macquart for ICRAR's Curtin University node, or Luca Cortese/Jonghwan Rhee for ICRAR's The University of Western Australia node.

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