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First evidence of icy comets orbiting a sun-like star

press release 19th May 2016

Astronomers have found the first evidence of comets around a star similar to the sun, providing an opportunity to study what our solar system was like as a ‘baby’.      Read more...

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Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star

Press release 2nd May 2016

Three Earth-sized planets have been discovered orbiting a dim and cool star, and may be the best place to search for life beyond the Solar System.     Read more...

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Vacancies and Research Fellowships

Current Vacancies

Vacancies and Research Fellowships available at the Institute of Astronomy.     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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Talks at the IoA

Upcoming talks

The Institute host several research level talks weekly during term time. Find out about our upcoming research talks.     Read more...

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Outreach

Public Activities at the Institute of Astronomy

Find out about activities at the Institute of Astronomy for the general public.     Read more...

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About the IoA

Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA), at the University of Cambridge, is one of the largest centres for astronomical research in the UK, and is engaged in world-class teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy.     Read more...

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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Wednesday 01 June 2016
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Rik van Lieshout
The dusty tail of disintegrating exoplanet KIC 12557548b
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Alberto Rorai
The Temperature of the Emptiest Regions of the Universe
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
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David Martin (Geneva)
The (evolving) story of circumbinary planets - real life Tatooines
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]