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Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

20-24 September

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021 takes place from 20-24 September, and there is lots going on at Cambridge and across the UK to celebrate.      Read more...

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New class of habitable exoplanets represent a big step forward in the search for life

Press release 26 August 2021

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.     Read more...

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Unique exoplanet photobombs Cheops study of nearby star system

Press release June 2021

While exploring two exoplanets in a nearby star system, ESA’s exoplanet-hunting Cheops satellite has spotted the system’s third known planet crossing the face of the star     Read more...

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Cosmic dawn occurred 250 to 350 million years after Big Bang

Press release 25 June 2021

The first stars formed 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the Universe, according to a new study led by researchers at University of Cambridge     Read more...

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Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the centre of the Galaxy

Press release 11 June 2021

Astronomers have spotted a giant ‘blinking’ star towards the centre of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away.      Read more...

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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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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

Friday 01 October 2021
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Margherita Molaro (Nottingham)
The effect of inhomogeneous reionisation on the Lyman-𝛼 forest
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 08 October 2021
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Francesco D'Eugenio (Cavendish)
The Fundamental Plane: between galaxy evolution and cosmology
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 15 October 2021
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Tiago Costa (MPA Garching)
Title to be confirmed
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 22 October 2021
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Harley Katz (Oxford)
The Nature of High [OIII]/[CII] Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization: Low Carbon Abundance and a Top-Heavy IMF?
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]