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The School of Physics and Astronomy is leading a new novel project to bring radio astronomy to developing countries in Africa. Prof Melvin Hoare has won a grant worth upwards of £650k, from a new government funding system called the Newton Fund. This utilises the government’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)...

Astronomers have successfully peered through the ‘amniotic sac’ of a star that is still forming to observe the innermost region of a burgeoning solar system for the first time. Lead author Dr Ignacio Mendigut√≠a from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds, said: “Nobody has ever been...

Astronomers have released the results from a new survey of the contents of the Milky Way as seen at radio wavelengths. The survey, led by Prof Melvin Hoare at the University of Leeds, was conducted with the Very Large Array in New Mexico and is the most detailed done to...