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IoA open afternoon

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 2-6pm

There will be activities and games for all ages provided by the Institute of Astronomy, The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, and the Cambridge Astronomical Association.     Read more...

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Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

Press release 14 Jan 2019

New research involving IoA researchers has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc.     Read more...

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Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

Press release 8 Jan 2019

After scanning a quarter of the southern skies, and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey will finish taking data on Jan 9 2019.      Read more...

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Sapphires and Rubies in the Sky

Press release 19 Dec 2018

Researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system.     Read more...

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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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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 22 March 2019
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Vasily Belokurov (IoA)
The tale of two halos: a couple of super cool results from the Gaia DR2
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Monday 25 March 2019
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Florian Beutler (Portsmouth)
Exploring fundamental physics with galaxy redshift surveys
Time: 10:15-11:00  [details]
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Daniel Gruen (Stanford)
Cosmology from structure beyond the power spectrum
Time: 11:30-12:15  [details]
Tuesday 26 March 2019
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Laura Kreidberg (Harvard)
Exoplanet Atmosphere Characterization, Present and Future
Time: 09:30-10:15  [details]