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Largest chemical map of the Milky Way unveiled

Press release 13 June 2022

The Gaia mission has released a new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy, including stellar DNA, asymmetric motions, strange ‘starquakes’, and other fascinating insights.      Read more...

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Stars 2022

To mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton

To mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton     Read more...

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Fifth Gaia-ESO Data Release: a Catalogue with Astrophysical Parameters for ~115,000 Stars

Press release May 2022

ESO has now released the very major results from the Gaia-ESO survey, co-led by Cambridge astronomers      Read more...

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Four-Star Merry-Go-Round

Press release 12 May 2022

A team of scientists -- including astronomers based at the Institute of Astronomy -- has discovered a rare quadruple star system.      Read more...

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Professor Nikku Madhusudhan awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

March 2022

Professor Nikku Madhusudhan, Professor of Astrophysics and Exoplanetary Science at the Institute of Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.     Read more...

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Join us for the global day of celebration as we honour the scientific contributions made by women at the Institute of Astronomy for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD22).     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 July 2022
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Clem Pryke (UM Minneapolis)
The search for primordial gravitational waves: latest results from BICEP/Keck
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 08 July 2022
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Aaron Smith (MIT)
Lyman-α emission and transmission during the Epoch of Reionization
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]
Friday 22 July 2022
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Sophie Koudmani (IoA)
Supernova and AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies
Time: 11:30-12:30  [details]