Sky hopping with Australia’s first space telescope
The University of Melbourne is combining innovative design and new, low-cost nano-satellite technology to build Australia’s first space telescope, Skyhopper.
Getting it right: The most complex space telescope ever built
The James Webb Space Telescope has been beset by problems, but astronomers understand that there is no room for failure, says a University of Melbourne expert.
A quiet Sunday night discovering a supermassive black hole
How two University of Melbourne astronomy students played a key role in one of the greatest space discoveries of 2018 – a fast-growing high redshift quasar.
Q&A: Seeing the super, double blue, blood moon
Australia has great seats to see 2018's Super, Double Blue, Blood Moon (or eclipse); a University of Melbourne expert answers our astronomical queries about it.
Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish
A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’
A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics
A galaxy (very) far, far away
Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the most distant galaxy yet seen, at 13.4 billion light years away. And it’s a big one.