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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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Stephen Hawking

(1942–2018)

On 14th March 2018 Professor Stephen Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge at the age of 76.     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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Dark Energy Survey publicly releases first three years of data

press release 10th Jan 2018

The first major release of data from the the Dark Energy Survey yields information on about 400 million astronomical objects, including distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy     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

Friday 20 July 2018
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Nick Henden (IoA)
The FABLE simulations: A feedback model for galaxies, groups and clusters
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 27 July 2018
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Roberto Assef (Universidad Diego Portales)
Hot, Dust-Obscured Galaxies
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 10 August 2018
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Elisabeta Lusso (Durham)
Discovery of a 4-sigmaƒ deviation from the Concordance Model of Cosmology using the Hubble Diagram of Quasars.
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]