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Highest-precision measurement of water in planet outside the solar system

Press release 23rd July 2014

The discovery of water vapour in the atmospheres of three exoplanets includes the most precise measurement of any chemical in a planet outside the solar system, and has major implications for planet formation and the search for water on Earth-like habitable exoplanets in future.     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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Graduate Study Opportunities

Prospective Students

Applications are now being accepted from Overseas, EU and UK students to commence studies in October 2014.     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 06 August 2014
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Dhiraj Kumar Hazra (APCTP)
Primordial power spectrum from Planck
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Stephen Wilkins, University of Sussex
Title to be confirmed
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
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Andras Zsom (MIT)
A new perspective on the Habitable Zone: a smooth function of stellar and planetary properties
Time: 16:30-17:30  [details]