False colour image of the carbon monoxide gas in the Orion molecular cloud observed using HARP.

Hunting for protostars

01 Sep 2007

Looking deep inside the swirling dust clouds that make up stellar nurseries – the birth place of stars – can help unravel mysteries of the birth and evolution of galaxies like our own.

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Queen's Birthday Honours

16 Jun 2006

The Head of Education at the Fitzwillam Museum and an eminent University astronomer have each been honoured with an OBE in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Stars

Generations of astronomers survey the stars

16 Feb 2006

A Cambridge PhD student is following in his great-great-grandfather's footsteps by helping to measure the speeds of up to one million stars passing near the Sun, a huge advance on the efforts of his ancestor who was able to measure the speeds of only 100 stars over a century ago.

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