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Reach for the stars with a SkyMapper Internship

Originally published in ANU On Campus, March 2 2012

Sudents have the chance to explore the Universe with an internship in one of the world’s most exciting astronomical research projects, SkyMapper.

Over the next few years the SkyMapper telescope will be used to map the southern sky to unprecedented depth. Astronomers will be able to explore space from the Milky Way to the edge of the optically-observable Universe. New asteroids, comets, pulsating stars and distant galaxies powered by black holes will be seen for the first time.

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, in conjunction with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, is offering a limited number of internship opportunities in the SkyMapper team to second and third year students with a passion for astronomy. The internship includes a $5,000 educational stipend. Applications close 16 March 2012.

For more information visit http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/skymapper/Internships

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About Simon Copland

Simon Copland is a freelance writer and climate campaigner. In his spare time he plays rugby union and is a David Bowie fanatic. He is a regular columnist for the Sydney Star Observer, blogs at The Moonbat and tweets at @SimonCopland.

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