A special kind of radio-wave receiver called a phased-array feed can make possible new kinds of research with large single-dish radio telescopes, tests led by CAASTRO researchers have shown.
For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape.More details
Heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours, and an Australian-led team has found out why.More details
New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos.
A Gender Action Toolkit and a raft of family-friendly initiatives have won CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, a Gold Pleiades Award for promoting gender equity. The award is given by the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) Chapter of the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) and was presented on 11 July at the ASA’s annual scientific meeting in Canberra, Australia.More details