Institute of Astronomy

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The death of a planet nursery?

press release 16th Sept 2016

The dusty disc surrounding the star TW Hydrae exhibits circular features that may signal the formation of protoplanets.     Read more...

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Gaia's first data release - the Galactic Census begins

The first Gaia data release was published on 14 Sep 2016

The first Gaia data release, Gaia Data Release 1, has been published on 14 September 2016.     Read more...

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Massive holes ‘punched’ through a trail of stars likely caused by dark matter

press release 7th September 2016

The discovery of two massive holes punched through a stream of stars could help answer questions about the nature of dark matter, the mysterious substance holding galaxies together.     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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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Wednesday 28 September 2016
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Michele Ginolfi
Streams of molecular gas in the cosmic web around a massive primeval galaxy
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
Wednesday 05 October 2016
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Amaury Triaud
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Richard McMahon (University of Cambridge)
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]