WHEN Comet ISON was discovered by amateur astronomers in September last year it was quickly dubbed the comet of the century.
WOMEN astronomers from across the nation were celebrated at the Astronomical Society of Australia’s annual Women in Astronomy Workshop in Perth recently.
ASTRONOMERS around the world are keeping their eyes on the recently discovered comets PanStarrs, Lemmon and ISON that are currently making their way through our solar system.
TWO WA scientists have published a study based on analyses of impact-molten rock samples from the 76-million-year-old Lappajärvi crater in Finland, and now they are shifting their focus to craters much closer to home.
THE SKA project is already heralding a new era of science in WA and promises to turn the State into a major science and technology hub and diversify its mining-dominated economy.
SCIENTISTS predict that the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)—Australia’s newest radio telescope and forerunner to the Square Kilometre Array project (SKA)—will be capable of discovering an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies.
RESIDENTS of the Mid West have some of the clearest skies in the world and the newly incorporated, Geraldton Astronomy group are taking full advantage of it.
THE WA coastal town of Carnarvon was buzzing with excitement last weekend when the second man to set foot on the moon touched down to officially open the town’s new Space and Technology Museum.
RADIO astronomy and Australia’s space industry received a boost recently when the WA Space Centre was officially opened.
AUSTRALIA, New Zealand and South Africa will share Phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the world’s most powerful and sensitive radio telescope, the International SKA Organisation has announced.
THE decision for Australia or South Africa to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the world’s most powerful and sensitive radio telescope, will be decided on Saturday morning at 02:00 WST.
THE coming transit of Venus, where the planet Venus passes between the Sun and the Earth, will almost certainly be the last chance any of us have to see it.
A FREMANTLE business has completed the first building blocks of a revolutionary radio telescope that will allow researchers to visualise the beginnings of the universe.
CONSTRUCTION is set to begin on a radio emissions sensitive power plant that will supply renewable power to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Australia’s Mid-West region.
DEVELOPMENT of the Murchison Wide-field Array (MWA) is underway with local industry building the first major pieces of a revolutionary new radio telescope in Western Australia.
WA could host a key part of the US Air Force’s $3.5 billion proposed space-surveillance network, Space Fence.
SCIENTISTS are making breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies as the provision of reliable, affordable electrical power over the SKA’s (Square Kilometre Array) expected 30–50 year operational lifetime is still a major challenge.
AS the 2012 site selection date looms, Australian scientists are on schedule and exploring some new innovations in antennas for the SKA.
EVERYDAY researchers around the world look to the sky to create images of distant galaxies in order to accurately measure our place on earth.