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.
The Arecibo Observatory was a unique facility, the world’s largest single-dish telescope for over 50 years, which dramatically collapsed in December 2020 after sustaining structural…
Award-winning West Australian production company White Spark Pictures has received funding from Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest to produce Beyond the Stars, a virtual reality documentary about the world’s largest radio telescope—the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
ICRAR-UWA astronomer Dr Sabine Bellstedt has been named one of Australia’s Superstars of STEM for 2021/2022.
The winners for 2020 are Dr Pikky Atri from ICRAR-Curtin and joint winners Dr Kate Harborne & Benjamin Dix-Matthews from ICRAR-UWA.
An international team led by The University of Western Australia was one of six finalists for the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing.