FRB paper a prize winnerFebruary 11, 2021
A paper published in Science, & involving several ICRAR researchers, has won the prestigious AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize. Every year hundreds of ground-breaking research papers…
SKAO is born – Launch of international Observatory signals new era for radio astronomyFebruary 4, 2021
The SKA Observatory, a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy, was launched today following the first meeting of the Observatory’s Council.
Record-breaking laser link could help us test whether Einstein was rightJanuary 22, 2021
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.
Farewell Arecibo ObservatoryDecember 15, 2020
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…
Virtual reality documentary to bring mega-telescope project to lifeDecember 9, 2020
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 astronomer named ‘Superstar of STEM’December 3, 2020
ICRAR-UWA astronomer Dr Sabine Bellstedt has been named one of Australia’s Superstars of STEM for 2021/2022.