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Learn more about the Gustav Bakos ObservatoryThe Gustav Bakos Observatory houses a twelve-inch telescope, which is located on the roof of the Physics building. The observatory, in operation since 1967, has been used for research on and teaching about visual binary stars.


  1. Dec. 15, 2016Waterloo astrophysicists develop new method to find black holes

    Waterloo Astrophysicist Avery Broderick and PhD student Mansour Karami, along with colleagues from the United States and Iran, have developed a method that will shine a light on the elusive nature of black holes.

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  2. Feb. 12, 2016Waterloo astrophysicist sees exciting times in x-ray observatory launch and gravitational waves discovery

    University of Waterloo astrophysicist Brian McNamara, spoke with both CBC News and Radio Canada International’s Marc Montgomery about his involvement with ASTRO-H, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) flagship space-based x-ray astronomy observatory

  3. Jan. 6, 2016Waterloo astrophysicists win third in Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition

    Waterloo's astrophysicist Niayesh Afshordi (left) and Perimeter Institute post-doctoral fellow Elliot Nelson have won third place in the 2015 Buchalter Cosmology Prize competition.

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