Mt Magnet 'Astrofest'

Starshow gives Mid West schools a sparkle

Thursday, 28 March 2013

If anyone had asked students from the Mid West what they did at school recently, they would have got an astonishing answer: weighing a galaxy.

An ICRAR telescope explores the night sky at Laverton.  Photo Natasha Moore

Midwest schools and communities get starstruck

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

WA's Midwest communities are in for a celestial treat as scientists and science communicators hit the road this month, bringing with them astronomy for all ages.

Professor Peter Quinn

UWA tops WA science awards

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.

The two 'exact matches' to the Milky Way system found in the survey

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

UWA finalists dominate WA Science Awards

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The final round of judging for the state's annual WA Science Awards will again be dominated by researchers and projects from The University of Western Australia.

Senator Chris Evans and Professor  Robyn Owens

New supercomputer bolsters world's biggest radio telescope

Friday, 3 August 2012

Federal Minister for Science and Research Chris Evans today launched a powerful new supercomputer at The University of Western Australia - 50 years after UWA acquired its first computer, an IBM 1620, which was also WA's first digital computer.

Supercomputer launch marks 50 years of computing at UWA

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A powerful new supercomputer that will give researchers unprecedented access to parallel processing and data-intensive computing will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow - 50 years after UWA acquired the state's first digital computer.

The SKA credit:  Swinburne Astronomy Productions/SPDO

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The world's most powerful telescope - the new Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - is likely to need the world's biggest computer to handle the incredible amount of data it will produce - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is working out how to do it without breaking the bank.

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The amount of computer data generated by the entire world in a whole year will need to be stored in a single day for the world's most powerful telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is gearing up to meet that unprecedented need.

Associate Professor Paul Bourke

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A powerful new supercomputer 10,000 times faster than an average office computer and big enough to store 2000 years of iTunes music has been successfully installed at The University of Western Australia.

UWA joins global supercomputing ranks

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Australia moves a step closer to the top ranks of global supercomputing with The University of Western Australia's purchase of the "Fornax" supercomputer, allowing scientists to explore new vistas of high-powered data-intensive research.

Scientists pitch star careers to Pilbara students

Friday, 13 May 2011

Armed with a passion for science and several large telescopes the Aspire to Astronomy team will be travelling the Pilbara over the coming fortnight introducing high school students to exciting careers in Astronomy and holding community observing nights.

Professor Alan Robson and Professor Rafael Rodrigo

UWA and Spain sign up to collaborate on major research projects

Friday, 15 April 2011

The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will result in collaboration and PhD positions being offered in four broad areas of research.

Ten new super science fellowships for UWA

Friday, 9 April 2010

The University of Western Australia has been allocated 10 new Fellowships under the Australian Government's $27.2 million Super Science Fellowships scheme, aimed at attracting the world's best researchers.

Premier to launch Centre to boost megaproject chances

Thursday, 27 August 2009

In a bid to host the largest scientific project of the early 21st century, Premier Colin Barnett will next week launch the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth.