Press Releases

Major Upgrade Increases Power of Radio Telescope to Probe the Universe

Major Upgrade Increases Power of Radio Telescope to Probe the Universe

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) has completed a planned major upgrade, making it ten times more sensitive and doubling its ability to resolve detail.

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Research Associate (Limited Term) – Radio Polarimetry

Research Associate (Limited Term) – Radio Polarimetry

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Astronomers First to See Source of Gravitational Waves in Visible Light

Astronomers First to See Source of Gravitational Waves in Visible Light

For the first time, astronomers have observed in visible light a cataclysmic cosmic event that generated gravitational waves detected on Earth.

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$23 Million in New Funding for Dunlap Institute Astronomers

$23 Million in New Funding for Dunlap Institute Astronomers

Astronomers from the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics have received $23 million in new funding.

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Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

A revolutionary Canadian radio telescope called CHIME will tackle major astrophysics and cosmology topics.

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Canadian Science Minister installs the final piece of Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope

Canadian Science Minister installs the final piece of Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope

A new Canadian radio telescope is mapping the Universe in 3D, searching for FRBs and clues to Dark Energy.

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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in Magnetic Universe

Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in Magnetic Universe

A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth, providing insight into how magnetism in the Universe formed and evolved.

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Opening a Wider Window on the Universe

Opening a Wider Window on the Universe

An innovative astronomical spectrograph (WIFIS) has achieved “first light.” It was developed by a team including U of Toronto and Dunlap astronomers,

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Radio Astronomers Peer Deep into the Stellar Nursery of the Orion Nebula

Radio Astronomers Peer Deep into the Stellar Nursery of the Orion Nebula

For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy’s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

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