4MOST will be the largest spectroscopic survey facility of its kind in the Southern hemisphere and address today’s most pressing astronomical questions in the fields of Galactic archaeology, high-energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution and cosmology.
The international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) engineering consortium has concluded its work to design the complex system of networking that forms the backbone of the SKA.
In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary (IAU100) and the astronomical breakthroughs that have shaped science, technology and culture throughout the last century.
ICRAR-Curtin University astrophysicist Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker has been named one of Australia’s Superstars of STEM for 2019/2020 by science minister Karen Andrews.
ICRAR is saddened to hear to the passing of Professor Riccardo Giacconi on 9 December. Prof. Giacconi had a huge influence on modern astronomy and astrophysics through his leadership and contribution to X-ray astronomy, the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO VLT and the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA).
Dalkeith Primary School students have transmitted a ‘golden record’ into space, filled with illustrations, photos and messages for the Universe. The Year 5 and 6 students’ transmission was sent this morning from the European Space Agency’s deep space antenna at New Norcia.