An optical fibre-based synchronisation system designed by an Australian team from ICRAR has been selected for SKA-mid in South Africa, with a system designed by Tsinghua University chosen for SKA-low.
Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars. Only hydrogen molecules are thought to directly fuel star formation but research published today shows there are more hydrogen atoms than molecules even in young galaxies that are making a lot of stars.
Australian technology now boosting the performance of Germany’s flagship radio telescope will go on show at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
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.
This year’s National Science Week saw Science Nation bring their acclaimed ‘Battle of the Brains’ comedy quiz to Perth.
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.