Galaxies

An Australian-led team of astronomers has found faint galaxies previously hidden behind the dust and gas of our own Galaxy. The HI Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) project gave us the first ever view of the Local Universe unobscured by galactic foreground stars and dust and mapped out the whole sky out to distances of about 150 megaparsecs.

Gas and star formation

Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths uses CSIRO's radio telescope to map hydrogen gas in our Galaxy.

Pulsars

The Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project may give the first direct detection of gravity waves from space. Australian researchers are working with international colleagues to detect gravity waves from space using pulsar timing observations at the Parkes radio telescope.

Astronomers in CASS undertake major observing projects, many of which involve large national and international collaborations.

The success of these projects rides on a deep knowledge of the capabilities of the CASS telescopes.

As well as conducting their own research, CASS astronomers provide scientific support to the many users of CASS telescopes who come from other institutions.