Institute of Astronomy

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An inferno world with titanium skies

press release 13th Sep 2017

Titanium oxide has been detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time.     Read more...

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Flashes of light on dark matter

press release 20th July 2017

Studying the intergalactic space using the light coming from very distant quasars: thanks to simulations using a supercomputer, new research has offered new evidence on one of the great mysteries of the Universe.     Read more...

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A star the size of Saturn

press release 12th July 2017

The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge.      Read more...

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The fastest stars in the Milky Way are ‘runaways’ from another galaxy

press release 5th July 2017

The fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way – which are travelling so fast that they are escaping the Milky Way – are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own.      Read more...

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Research

Research at the Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy researches across the entire breadth of astronomy. Find out more about our current fields of research and project involvement.     Read more...

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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Monday 25 September 2017
Institute of Astronomy Seminars logo
Organiser: Manda Banerji
LSST-UK Multi-wavelength Data Fusion Workshop
Time: 10:30-17:30  [details]
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Institute of Astronomy Seminars logo
Organiser: Manda Banerji
LSST-UK Multi-wavelength Data Fusion Workshop
Time: 09:00-17:30  [details]
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Institute of Astronomy Seminars logo
Organiser: Manda Banerji
LSST-UK Multi-wavelength Data Fusion Workshop
Time: 09:30-12:30  [details]