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The First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

press release 20th July 2016

Two Earth-sized exoplanets have become the first rocky worlds to have their atmospheres studied using the Hubble Space Telescope.     Read more...

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Planets similar to Jupiter are likely able to form on orbits shorter than the Earth’s

press release 14th July 2016

After analyzing four years of Kepler space telescope observations, astronomers from the University of Toronto, and of the University of Cambridge have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “warm Jupiters”.     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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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 03 August 2016
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Siyi Xu (ESO)
White Dwarf Planetary Systems
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Friday 05 August 2016
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Adi Nusser (Technion Haifa)
Aspects of non-standard cosmology: galactic satellites
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 12 August 2016
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Harry Desmond (Stanford)
Dynamical constraints on the galaxy-halo connection
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]