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Mount Magnet Astrofest 2017

September 11, 2017

Every year the Mount Magnet community comes together for a weekend ‘Astro-rocks fest’ celebrating the sky above and the ancient landscape below this unique part of Australia.

Mount Magnet Astrofest 2017

Battle of the (Physics) Brains

September 7, 2017

This year’s National Science Week saw Science Nation bring their acclaimed ‘Battle of the Brains’ comedy quiz to Perth.

Battle of the (Physics) Brains

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

September 4, 2017

With the help of ICRAR Astronomer Paul Luckas, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States have observed a super-luminous nova in unparalleled detail and proven a theory that explains the phenomena.

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

SKA ICT development supported by NZ Government

August 31, 2017

New Zealand Minister for Science and Innovation the Hon Paul Goldsmith has announced a funding boost to support data intensive astronomy development that could be used for the SKA.

SKA ICT development supported by NZ Government

Hunting Molecules with the MWA

July 21, 2017

Astronomers have used an Australian radio telescope to observe molecular signatures from stars, gas and dust in our galaxy, which could lead to the detection of complex molecules that are precursors to life.

Hunting Molecules with the MWA