Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Swinburne Future Fellows awarded $2.5 million
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Three Swinburne physicists have been awarded prestigious Future Fellowships from the Australian Research Council.
Silhouettes of early galaxies reveal few seeds for new stars
Tue 15 Jul 2014
Astronomers have found that gas around young galaxies is almost devoid of the seeds from which new stars are thought to form.
A night at the Keck - free public lecture
Thu 10 Jul 2014
Three Swinburne astronomers will share stories of their discoveries using the twin 10-metre telescopes at the W M Keck Observatory in Hawaii.
Explore space at Swinburne these school holidays
Tue 24 Jun 2014
Experience the Universe in 3D at a winter school holiday AstroTour session at Swinburne.
Nearby satellite galaxies don't fit standard model
Wed 11 Jun 2014
Scientists report satellite dwarf galaxies at the edges of the Milky Way defy the accepted model of galaxy formation.
On the costs of mega-science projects
Tue 10 Jun 2014
Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)Professor Matthew Bailes' thoughts on the future of technology and research.
Has dust clouded the discovery of gravitational waves?
Wed 04 Jun 2014
It’s almost three months since polarised light was detected from the afterglow of the Big Bang. But did cosmic dust cloud the discovery?
Swinburne takes out third prize in national online education awards
Fri 30 May 2014
Swinburne's postgraduate online astronomy program has won third prize in the 2014 NOVA awards for online learning excellence.
Cosmic explosion spotted in neighbouring galaxy
Wed 28 May 2014
NASA has spotted a HUGE explosion in our neighbouring galaxy, Dr Alan Duffy explains that it could be a rare gamma-ray burst.
Heavens above! What made the cosmic flash that lit Earth today?
A titanic eruption in our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, has sent shockwaves through the astronomical community here on Earth, Dr Alan Duffy explains.