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Total lunar eclipse

A total eclipse of the Moon will take place on the evening of Wednesday 8 October. The Moon starts moving into the Earth’s shadow at 8:15 pm AEDT and is fully immersed in the shadow at 9:25 pm. Totality is over at 10:25 pm and the eclipse ends at 11:35 pm. For people in the eastern […]

2014 ASA Prizes

The ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 ASA Awards. The prize winners presented their research at the ASA meeting at Maquarie University. Bok Prize for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student Awarded to Ross Turner, University of Tasmania, for his thesis “Evolution of radio-loud Active Galactic […]

2014 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize

ASA member Ken Freeman has been honoured for his significant contributions to near field cosmology in the 2014 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.  This year’s prize has been awarded to Jaan Einasto, Ken Freeman, R. Brent Tully, and Sidney van den Bergh for their individual roles in the development of near field cosmology — laying the […]

2013 ASA Robert Ellery Lectureship

The 2013 ASA Robert Ellery Lectureship was awarded to Prof Rachel Webster.  The Robert Ellery Lectureship is awarded to an ASA member every second year for their outstanding contributions to astronomy throughout their career to date.  Congratulations to Rachel!