Institute of Astronomy

Astronomy News

Call for media: First data release from ESA's Gaia mission

2 September 2016 - 9:41am

Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the first data release of ESA's Gaia mission, an astrometry mission to map the stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Stars burning strangely make life in the multiverse more likely

2 September 2016 - 9:38am

Supporters of the multiverse often cite a specific reaction in stars that seems tuned for life, making our universe improbable – but now there’s a new idea

'Ring of fire': Moon passes before Sun

2 September 2016 - 9:37am

Thousands of people have watched the Moon pass in front of the Sun, to make a so-called "ring of fire".