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Why are young planetary systems so rich in gas?

Press release November 2018

A new study may have shed light on a long-standing mystery of planet formation: why are young planetary systems so rich in gas?      Read more...

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Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

Press release 15 Oct 2018

IoA researchers have found a young star with four gas giant planets in orbit around it: the first time that so many massive planets have been seen in such a young system.     Read more...

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Gaia reveals major galaxy collision that changed the Milky Way

Press release July 2018

An international team of astronomers has discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed `the Sausage Galaxy’.      Read more...

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Paper by IoA astronomer is one of Wikipedia's most-cited journal articles

25 May 2018

Floor van Leeuwen's 2007 paper is Wikipedia’s 3rd most highly cited scholarly article     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 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 16 January 2019
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George Hawker
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Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]