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  1. 8 April 2021 - Science Matters

    Sky fireballs and a shark in the stars: Indigenous art and astronomy

    Meriam elder Uncle Segar Passi shares his knowledge of weather, wildlife, sea, land and sky and how they influence his artwork with University of Melbourne

  2. Podcast25 March 2021 - Eavesdrop on Ideas

    Picturing the Event Horizon

    Eavesdrop on Ideas asks when science becomes art. The first image of a black hole, an Event Horizon, now sits in Museum of Modern Art – but is it actually art?

  3. Podcast22 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Launching the SpIRIT satellite

    University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.

  4. 19 June 2020 - Science Matters

    Where have all the stars gone?

    We see far fewer stars now than our ancestors or rural friends, now a citizen science initiative, including University of Melbourne, is mapping light pollution.

  5. 15 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Putting the Universe under the telescope

    The 2020s will use increasingly complex technology to ramp up efforts to understand more about the Universe, explains a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. Podcast24 July 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Indigenous astronomy

    University of Melbourne's Duane Hamacher works with communities to increase the representation of Indigenous astronomy and astrophysics

  7. 19 July 2019 - Science Matters

    Where next for space exploration?

    As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, University of Melbourne experts explore what the next ‘giant leap’ might be in space exploration.

  8. 15 July 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Echoes in the void

    A University of Melbourne expert explores the sounds of space as NASA releases a collection of space sounds to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

  9. 5 October 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  10. 21 August 2018 - Science Matters

    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.