Astronomy - including the
PLATO (PLATeau Observatory) project - a self-contained automated platform for
robotically conducting year-round experiments on the Antarctic plateau.
Exoplanetary and Planetary Science - including the Exoplanetary Science
at UNSW group (running the Anglo Australian Planet Search (AAPS), HAT South transit follow-up and habitable M-dwarf planet search,
Gemini NICI observations of AAPS
long-period companions, follow-up of WISE ~300K Y dwarfs) and planetary atmospheric research by the
Planetary Atmospheres group.
Cosmology - including searches for cosmological
variability in the Fundamental Constants and the cosmology from the Lyman-alpha forest.
Research projects in cosmology, planetary and exoplanetary science, star formation, Antarctic astronomy, molecular astrophysics, instrumentation, and more, are available.
The projects are suitable for both Honours students and Postgraduate degrees.
Click here for example research projects in Astrophysics.
Colloquia and Talks
AstroCoffee: Every Thursday at 10:00 am in the Astro lounge area. We meet informally and discuss general astronomy issues - a recent paper that someone
thought was cool; astro politics; upcoming funding opportunities... almost anything. Croissants and coffee are free for students
School of Physics Colloquia: in the Physics Common Room.
ATNF Colloquia: Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Fridays at 11:00am. ATNF Lecture Theatre, Epping.
AAO Colloquia: Thursdays at 3:30pm. AAO Conference Room, Epping.
Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2-6, 2012
The Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASA was hosted at UNSW in 2012 -
see the meeting web site for details.