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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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Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds

press release 1st March 2017

Astronomers have made the most detailed observation yet of an ultra-fast wind emanating from a Black Hole at a quarter of the speed of light.     Read more...

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Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces

press release 22nd Feb 2017

Seven potentially habitable planets have been discovered orbiting a star 39 light years away, three of which could have water on their surfaces increasing the possibility they could host life.      Read more...

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Mapping the family tree of stars

press release 20th Feb 2017

Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy.     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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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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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Friday 07 April 2017
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Lindsay Oldham ( IoA)
Disentangling luminous and dark matter in gravitational lenses
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 28 April 2017
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Gianfranco De Zotti (Padua Observatory - INAF)
Galaxy clusters at sub-millimeter wavelengths
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 05 May 2017
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Nic Ross (University of Edinburgh)
Observing Quasars that Switch Off. And back On again: What we are learning, and still don't understand, about the active central engines.
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]