His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
In its ever-expanding quest to process astronomy data and discover much more of our Universe, theSkyNet has joined forces with the Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium (PS1SC) to probe other galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
Astrophysicist Dr Bi-Qing For has been appointed a John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow which will allow her to further her research in support of Australia’s bid for the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project.
Astrophysicist Dr Bi-Qing For of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia has been appointed as a John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow to further her research in support of Australia's bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope near Gingin was the first in the world to turn its gaze to the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.
Globular clusters are densely populated masses of stars, usually found orbiting the centres of galaxies. These objects can contain hundreds of thousands of stars and until now those found in our galaxy were thought to contain stars that formed in a single “burst” event around 10 billion years ago.