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CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 11 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
The A$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be deployed in Australia-New Zealand, as well as South Africa, the international SKA Organisation has announced.
More atomic hydrogen gas - the ultimate fuel for stars - is lurking in today's Universe than we thought.
Parkes telescope data is now online for open access.
Teacher Stephen Broderick (right) is working with CSIRO telescope data.
- CSIRO's radio astronomy observatories are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility, with the facility supporting Australia's research in radio astronomy.
- CSIRO is building the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope and contributing to the international development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
- The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is one of three Deep Space Network stations around the world providing continuous, two-way radio contact with spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond.
- Coordinating and supporting CSIRO’s space research, industry engagement and outreach activities.
Dr Lewis Ball is Chief of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science.
Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths uses CSIRO's radio telescope to map hydrogen gas in our Galaxy.
Dr Bärbel Koribalski investigates the structure and dynamics of nearby galaxies using radio telescopes tuned to interstellar hydrogen.
Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith is using cutting-edge radio receivers mounted on telescopes to measure magnetic fields in the distant universe.
Dr John O'Sullivan is a research scientist with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science developing novel receiver technologies for radio astronomy.
Dr Warwick Wilson has achieved international recognition for his outstanding contributions to the technology for radio astronomy.
Our alliance with Boeing is bringing together the brightest minds to advance innovation in space sciences, advanced materials, energy and direct manufacturing.
CSIRO is engaged in a number of national and international partnerships with industry, science organisations and governments to support Australia's involvement in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Each year CSIRO’s Australia Telescope is made available to 400 astronomers from 20 countries.
'Receivers' are the hearing aids of a radio telescope, boosting cosmic signals by up to a million times and CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility tailor-makes receivers for its own telescopes and for others around the world.
Faster, wider, more often … CSIRO engineers push for Olympic excellence in the signal-processing systems they build for astronomy.CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division can design and build high-speed signal-processing systems, both digital and analogue, for radio telescopes.
CSIRO is developing a 'phased-array feed' that will dramatically increase a radio telescope's field of view - the amount of sky it can see in a single 'look'.
The Australian SKA Pathfinder brings astronomy into the realm of 'petabyte science'. Data transport, processing and storage are key challenges in the project.
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