When it's time to polish the mirror on the Zadko telescope, it's not simply a matter of getting out the Windex and a soft cloth.
Cleaning, polishing, maintaining and resurfacing the mirror on the one-metre Cassegrain optical telescope near the Gravity Discovery Centre at Gingin requires specialised technical skills that John Moore will develop in France later this year.
Recent references in the national media to our University's introduction of curriculum changes from next year has helped to focus public attention on these reforms - the biggest changes to our curriculum since our University's inception.
Our University's increasing prominence globally was demonstrated again recently by the visit of the influential Chinese leader, His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative.
Kindergarten kids talking about sustainability, big banks sponsoring school excursions, park rangers sharing their ideas through the United Nations: they are all exciting possibilities coming out of a new UWA collaboration.