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