After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
Up until the seventeenth century, astrology was seen as a scholarly tradition, and it is credited as influencing the development of many modern day subjects.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
Even the sceptical can admire the determination of the wise men.
A new highly sensitive detector is being built one kilometre underground in a gold mine to detect the elusive dark matter.
It's almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we're teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
Allegations of abuse within CSIRO's astronomy division reveal how it can damage lives and careers. Much of this was hidden from view, including from friends and colleagues.
The full moon is stunning – and this month it'll be larger than normal. Do make it a reason to embrace the darkness and have a look.
A new discovery can help determine where all the stars in the universe's galaxies actually come from.
Full moons are good reason to look up – and the one on Nov. 14 is no exception. But here’s why you likely won’t see something shockingly different from other full moons you've observed over the years.
Here's how to tell airglow from northern lights.
Astronomers have taken a forensic approach to study the stellar halo of a galaxy to reveal hidden secrets on how such galaxies were formed.
New research out this month has led to speculation that the acceleration of the expanding universe might not be real after all. So what's really going on?
To the naked eye the universe we can see on a clear night is dotted with thousands of stars. See through radio eyes, then things look very different.
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
Astronomers are making new discoveries about our galaxy thanks to a more detailed map of the Milky Way.
It's difficult to get jets - powerful, lightning fast particles - to give up their secrets. The new Square Kilometre Array radio telescope could hold the key to solving jets' mysteries.
What did Isaac Newton, Captain Cook and Eddie Mabo all have in common? Each, in their own way, looked to the heavens to make sense of the world, and the importance of their place in it.