An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia. The advanced communications ground station will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between low-Earth orbit and the surface of the Moon. It has the potential to support ground-breaking space projects, including NASA’s Artemis mission to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.
Astronomers from The University of Western Australia’s node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have developed a new way to study star formation in galaxies from the dawn of time to today.
John Curtin Distinguished Professor Steven Tingay has been named joint Scientist of the Year at the 2020 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.
Australia is the fourth country to complete its national process of ratification, joining the Netherlands, Italy and fellow SKA telescope host country South Africa.
AstroQuest has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science.
We were saddened to learn of the untimely and sudden death of Professor Nichi D'Amico, a renowned astronomer and long-time supporter of the SKA.