Australia’s investment in astronomy and its hosting of two of the world’s most powerful telescopes means it is well placed to contribute to more big breakthroughs.
The surviving core of a gas giant planet has been discovered orbiting a distant star by an international team including a Perth backyard astronomer.
Dark sky campaigners are gearing up for a world-record attempt at measuring light pollution on June 21.
The 0.5-metre Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) scope will continually scan the southern sky, looking for transient events.
Australia’s professional astronomers have bestowed the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal on Perth’s TG Tan, for his contributions to exoplanet discovery.
The StarStuff 2020 festival in Byron Bay and the Central West Astronomical Society’s (CWAS) annual AstroFest have been cancelled.
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Amateur astronomer conferences and star parties in Australia and New Zealand have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.