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International Women’s Day

8 March 2021

Today we are launching our ‘Inspiration from Cambridge Astro Women’ page. The page features profiles of the many wonderful women we have including advice, motivational quotes, personal inspiration, and role models.     Read more...

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Professor Roger Griffin

(23 August 1935 – 12 February 2021)

The Institute of Astronomy is sad to announce the loss of Professor Roger Griffin, who died at the age of 85.      Read more...

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Dr Floor van Leeuwen awarded the 2021 Jackson-Gwilt Medal

Press release January 2021

Dr Floor van Leeuwen is awarded the Jackson-Gwilt Medal 2021 for his reprocessing of the entire Hipparcos Catalogue, which remains the reference for the most accurate and complete astrometric data for the brightest stars.     Read more...

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Dr Kaisey Mandel awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

Press release December 2020

Dr Kaisey Mandel, the interdisciplinary University Lecturer on Astrostatistics at the Institute of Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.     Read more...

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The Gaia Early Data Release 3

Gaia, News release

The Gaia Early Data Release 3

The Gaia Early Data Release 3 was published on 3 December 2020.     Read more...

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Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star's asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation

Press release November 2020

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away.     Read more...

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Anti-racism resources

Equality and Diversity at the IoA

We at the Institute of Astronomy encourage everyone to educate themselves on issues of racial inequality. Anti-racism resources are available on our Equality and Diversity webpage.     Read more...

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Upcoming Talks at the IoA

Tuesday 27 April 2021
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William Bethune (University of Tuebingen)
Electric Heating and Angular Momentum Transport in Laminar Models of Protoplanetary Disks
Time: 13:00-14:00  [details]
Wednesday 28 April 2021
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Marija Jankovic
The inner regions of protoplanetary discs.
Time: 13:30-14:00  [details]
Thursday 29 April 2021
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Jessie Runnoe (Vanderbilt)
The Ongoing Hunt for Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]
Friday 30 April 2021
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Thibault Garel (Geneva)
Lyman-𝛼 as a tracer of cosmic reionisation
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]