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Latest media releases

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of our Universe

March 22, 2019

Scientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years. In a new citizen science project launched today—known as AstroQuest—researchers are looking for volunteers to study images of galaxies and figure out which light is coming from which galaxy.

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of our Universe

New Norcia Dish sends Perth kids’ messages to the cosmos

November 27, 2018

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.

New Norcia Dish sends Perth kids’ messages to the cosmos

Select Media Coverage

DateTitleSourceType
29/03/2017Astrónomos captan una visión sin precedentes del halo de una galaxia activa cercanalainformation.comonline
29/03/2017Halo Of Nearby Starburst Galaxy Seen In DetailInternational Business Timesonline
24/09/2016A ‘game-changer in the search for aliens’: China switches on world’s biggest telescopeThe Telegraphonline
26/10/2016See Astronomers’ Hydrogen Map of Milky Way Galaxy with Unprecedented DetailNature World Newsonline
20/10/2016Under the Milky Way: what a new map reveals about our galaxyThe Conversationonline
19/01/2017Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant GalaxiesSmithsonian Magazineonline
14/03/2017White dwarf X9 is closest star found orbiting a black hole at astonishing 12 million km/hThe Sydney Morning Heraldonline
11/04/2017SKA telescope project spurs Kiwi big data breakthroughReseller Newsonline
27/10/2016Australian astronomers at ICRAR reveal how the sky would look in radio wavesThe Sydney Morning Heraldonline
26/10/2016Lighting Up the Night SkiesThe New York Timesonline
05/05/2017Friendly invitation to the universeThe West Australianprint
24/02/2017The Square Kilometre Array: going to infinity and beyondAustralian Financial Reviewprint