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Discover more about astronomy

Astronomy is the study of our universe, including the sun, planets, moon and stars. Use these links to find out more about astronomy and space exploration.

Australian Space Agency news
Keep up with the latest news from the Federal Government's new Australian Space Agency.

Australia Telescope National Facility
CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, operates world-class radio astronomy observatories, including the famous 'Dish'. They are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility.

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
The European Southern Observatory is a multinational consortium and one of the world's most productive astronomical observatories. Read about new scientific discoveries.

European Space Agency (ESA)
The ESA is Europe's gateway to space. Read about space missions and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia 
The world's most comprehensive interactive database of extrasolar planets updated daily since 1995. Read about the discovery of extrasolar planets (planets orbiting other stars).

Naming a star
Read the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) official view on buying a star.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
NASA is a United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space.

NASA Hubblesite 
Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope – an observatory that is orbiting 600 kilometres above Earth. This website includes latest news and images of our universe.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
Daily news about the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s explorations of the Solar System.

NASA Mars Exploration Program 
Details about past and current United States robotic missions to Mars.

NASA Science - Solar System Exploration
A round-up from around your solar system (and beyond).

NASA space calendar 
Calendar of events and anniversaries coming up in space exploration and astronomy.

SpaceWeather.com
Find out what’s happening around our nearest star, the sun, as well as information about passing asteroids and much more.

28 March 2019