Canberra calls for stargazer-in-chief

By Julian Bajkowski The federal government is officially on the hunt for a “visionary leader” to spearhead the Australian arm of a global radioastronomy probe into life, the universe and everything – better known as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education this week released official tender […]

Astronomy project boldly going to contract

Local industry in Western Australia is participating in an astronomy project to build a radio telescope. Fremantle based company, Poseidon Scientific Instruments has been awarded a $1.3 million contract to work on the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). The MWA is a radio telescope designed to undertake astrophysical studies of celestial objects as close as the […]


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