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Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation

Press release 14th Feb 2017

Researchers using ALMA find that black hole powered jets actually stimulate as opposed to suppress star formation.      Read more...

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Creating a Virtual Reality Tumour

Imaging and molecular annotation of xenografts and tumors

Astronomical image analysis supporting the Grandest of Cancer Challenges: IoA astronomers involved in creating a Virtual Reality Tumour.     Read more...

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Eddington Lecture 2017

Kathryn V. Johnston, Columbia University

Join us for this year's Eddington Lecture by Kathryn V. Johnston of Columbia University. The lecture will be held Thursday, 9 March from 4-5pm.      Read more...

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A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies

Press release 8th Feb 2017

The Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years.     Read more...

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Public Open Evenings - Wednesdays at 7pm

Our new winter season of open evenings is underway

A short talk about astronomy starts at 7.15pm, and is followed by public observing if the weather is clear.      Read more...

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Open Afternoon 25 March 2017

Join us for our annual Open Afternoon!

Saturday 25 March we will be hosting our annual Open Afternoon with activities and demonstrations for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages.      Read more...

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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

Wednesday 22 February 2017
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Adam Jermyn
Mixing in Massive Stars
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Ryan MacDonald
Peering Through The Clouds: Retrieving Properties of Transiting Exoplanet Atmospheres
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
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Scott Thomas (Cambridge)
Heated snowballs, Batman! a.k.a. Interior and atmospheric structures of hot watery super-Earths
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]