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Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a ‘toddler’

press release 27 May 2015

Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similarities with the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, and may aid in understanding how our solar system developed.     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

Thursday 28 May 2015
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Leigh Fletcher, Oxford University
Exploring the Extreme Climates of Giant Planets
Time: 16:30-17:30  [details]
Friday 29 May 2015
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Jonathan Chardin (IoA)
Evidence for a significant contribution of rare bright sources to the ionising UV background at z~ 5.6-5.8
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Wednesday 03 June 2015
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Davide Gerosa (DAMTP)
Binary black-hole spin alignment: gas-driven and relativistic inspiral
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]