CSIRO telescope spots mega-star cradle
Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself – a discovery which could help solve one of astronomy’s enduring conundrums: ‘How do massive stars form?’
Award boosts Australian SKA effort
CSIRO has been awarded three of the Australian Research Council’s new Super Science Fellowships, worth a total of $835,000 over three years, to develop technology for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.
Honey, I shrunk the receiver
CSIRO and Australian company Sapphicon Semiconductor Pty Ltd have signed an agreement to jointly develop a complete radio receiver on a chip measuring just 5 mm x 5 mm that could eventually be used in mobile phones and other communications technologies.
First signal received by future telescope
An historic milestone was reached recently in Australia's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope – a future international radio telescope that will be the world's largest and most sensitive.
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science formed
A new Division, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), has been formed today bringing together CSIRO's radio astronomy capabilities (the Australia Telescope National Facility), NASA Operations (including the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex), CSIRO Space Sciences and Technology; and the CSIRO Boeing Advisor.
Star-birth myth 'busted'
An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy’s long held beliefs about how stars are formed, using a set of galaxies found with CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope.
Students to tweet telescope takeover
Students from three Melbourne high schools will take control of CSIRO’s famous Parkes telescope in NSW using the internet today (Wednesday August 12) and post their results on Twitter.
Astronomers catch a star being revved-up
Researchers have witnessed a star being transformed into an object that spins at almost 600 times a second using telescopes in the USA and the Netherlands, and CSIRO’s Parkes telescope in Australia.
Funds for the stars of radio astronomy
Australia’s position as a world leader in radio astronomy has been strengthened with the announcement in the Federal Budget of $80million of funds for the Australian National Centre for SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Science in Perth
CSIRO telescopes lead observing marathon
CSIRO radio telescopes today initiated an almost non-stop, 33-hour worldwide observing marathon as part of the official start to the International Year of Astronomy.
“Astronomy without borders” on show in China
Working from China, CSIRO astronomers have remotely controlled telescopes in three countries and streamed their data to CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory in New South Wales for processing in real time.
Gas ‘finger’ points to galaxies’ future
Like a fork piercing a fried egg, a giant finger of hydrogen gas is poking through our Milky Way Galaxy from outside, astronomers using CSIRO radio telescopes at Parkes and Narrabri have found.
Students use “The Dish” to ‘listen’ to pulsars
A CSIRO project designed to give students the chance to use “The Dish” Radio Telescope at Parkes to listen and learn about pulsars, was launched today in Canberra by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr.
‘World’s fastest wireless’ team wins top CSIRO award
The team of scientists who developed the world’s fastest, most spectrally-efficient wireless communications link has been awarded the highest accolade CSIRO can bestow on its scientists – the 2007 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal.
Mysterious energy burst stuns astronomers
In a shock finding, astronomers using CSIRO’s Parkes telescope have detected a huge burst of radio energy from the distant universe that could open up a new field in astrophysics.
Networks create “instant world telescope”
For the first time, a CSIRO radio telescope has been linked to others in China and Europe in real-time, demonstrating the power of high-speed global networks and effectively creating a telescope almost as big as the Earth.
CSIRO astronomer awarded L’Oréal fellowship
Dr Ilana Feain of CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility was one of four early-career scientists awarded a L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowship at a ceremony in Melbourne today [at 6 pm AEST].