Measurements have revealed that BlueWalker 3, a low Earth orbiting satellite, is now one of the brightest objects in the night sky. But the satellite’s use of terrestrial frequencies poses a new challenge to radio astronomy.
In celebration of UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Development, the IAU has released videos from its AstroVoices project, highlighting the diversity of female astronomers around the world.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) have signed an agreement to continue hosting the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in South Africa until 2027.
A submersible pilot from China and a New Zealand scientist have become the first women to dive to Scholl Deep in the Kermadec Trench, 10 km below sea level.
CERN and Airbus UpNext, a subsidiary of Airbus, have launched an innovative collaboration to explore the use of superconducting technologies for particle accelerators in electrical distribution systems of future hydrogen-powered aircraft.
Since 2011, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has funded over 200 projects that use astronomy as a tool to address challenges in communities and achieve SDGs. OAD’s Dana Ficut-Vicas and Maria Alejandra Diaz write on the changes these projects are creating in their communities.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ to host the General Assembly and World Chemistry Congress in the year 2029.