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Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)

Research at CIRA

CIRA offers relevant, practical and forward-thinking postgraduate research ready to advance your career in astronomy, space science, technology, physics and/or engineering. Led by world-renowned experts in radio astronomy, we are heavily involved with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), SKA pre-construction design and development and are a major partner in both the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO).

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Epoch of Reionisation

The EoR project aims to untangle the evolution of the Universe.


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CRAFT is surveying the Universe for impulsive astrophysical phenomena.



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Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)

The MWA has been a game-changer for Australian astrophysics and radio engineering.


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Construction of the world’s largest radio telescope, purpose-built to further the understanding of the most important phenomena in the Universe.


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Square Kilometre Array

The SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built.

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