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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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Gaia mission releases 3D census of over 1 billion stars

Press release 25 April 2018

The European Space Agency's Gaia mission has released its second batch of data: an unprecidented census of over 1 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.      Read more...

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Professor Donald Lynden-Bell

(5 April 1935 – 6 February 2018)

The Institute of Astronomy is sad to announce the loss of Professor Donald Lynden-Bell, who died peacefully at home on the 6th February.     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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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Tuesday 23 October 2018
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Speaker to be confirmed
Journal Club
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Wednesday 24 October 2018
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William Coulton
Constraining Neutrino Mass with the Tomographic Weak Lensing Bispectrum
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Deyan Mihaylov
Astrometric effects of a stochastic gravitational wave background
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Thursday 25 October 2018
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Ralph Schoenrich (Oxford)
Shaken up: Gaia DR2 and the warped Milky Way disc
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]