A proposal co-sponsored by France and Italy to plan the Southern Hemisphere's first full-scale gravity wave observatory (GWO) near Gingin (80km north of Perth) will be discussed at a three-day international workshop "Physics for the Future" hosted by The University of Western Australia on September 27-29.
Western Australian school students and teachers will meet black hole discoverer Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr when he visits The University of Western Australia and the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin next week.
Space junk is becoming such a major problem that if it continues to accumulate at present rates, it will be impossible to launch anything into space in 100 years' time, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.
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.
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.
Many of Australia's top scientists and some of the next generation of scientists will help launch Western Australia's biggest telescope at The University of Western Australia next Wednesday, April 1, 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.
Galileo Galilei, who recorded the first astronomical observations with a telescope 400 years ago, would be impressed. Just in time for the International Year of Astronomy, astronomers at The University of Western Australia have seen a massive gamma ray burst that happened 11 billion years ago - long before our own planet had even been formed.