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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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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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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

Wednesday 20 February 2019
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Vasily Belokurov
The Gaia Sausage - our Galaxy’s last major merger
Time: 13:15-13:45  [details]
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Wyn Evans
Sausage-Mania — more Mouth-watering Recipes
Time: 13:45-14:15  [details]
Thursday 21 February 2019
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Mark Ashdown - SKA
The computational challenge of the Square Kilometre Array
Time: 13:00-14:30  [details]
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Dimitri Veras (Warwick)
Transformative advances in post-main-sequence planetary system science
Time: 16:00-17:00  [details]