Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Hydrogen gas cloud

Astronomers smash cosmic records to see hydrogen in distant galaxy

Thursday, 2 June 2016

An international team of scientists has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away—almost double the previous record.

Zadko telescope support team

Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

Monday, 14 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

TAROT team visits Zadko

Thursday, 8 April 2010

A French research team will pay a special visit the Zadko Telescope in mid-April.

Two members of the Zadko project’s collaborators, TAROT (Télescope à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires – Fast Action Telescope for Transient Objects), will be working closely with the Zadko research team to perform robotic testing of the telescope.

Galaxy M83

Camera captures Galaxy M83

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A newly repaired Andor camera was put back to work in late March when student Auriol Heary took the first light images with the camera at the back of the Zadko Telescope.

Lass-Bourez joins Zadko

Monday, 29 March 2010

Dr Myrtille Laas-Bourez recently took up her position with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and the School of Physics as the chief scientist in charge of the Zadko robotic control system, CCD camera and technical operations of the Zadko Telescope.

Zadko goes robotic

Thursday, 24 September 2009

In September 2009 our French collaborators successfully installed the robotic observatory control system on the Zadko Telescope.

Zadko’s capabilities discussed on the ABC Science Show

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Dr David Coward discusses the capabilities of the Zadko telescope with Robyn Williams on ABC Radio National’s Science Show.

The Zadko telescope

Video opens a new window into our violent cosmic past

Thursday, 19 February 2009

A team of UWA astrophysicists has captured one hour of valuable video footage of the aftermath of a massive gamma ray explosion 11 billion years ago – just a few billion years after the Big Bang. In the January 2009 edition of ScienceNetwork WA, Carmelo Amalfi, discusses how this ancient light was detected for the first time on Earth by a one-metre robotic telescope installed just last year at the Gingin gravitational wave observatory, 70 km north of Perth.