Sydney Institute for Astronomy
The Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) is a national and international leader, through cutting edge theoretical and observational research and the application of new technology for the next generation of instruments and telescopes. As well as being a research leader, SIfA is committed to excellence in postgraduate training and research-led undergraduate training.
Sydney University Astronomers have been misinterpreting the shapes of a dying star for decades, tricked into believing billowing dust was actually permanent structural features.
The Australian Optical Society has awarded Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn the 2015 WH "Beattie" Steel Medal for leadership and contribution to the field of optics, and photonics.
Thursday 3rd December will see the official opening of the redeveloped Molonglo telescope, coinciding with the 50 year anniversary of the dedication of the Mills Cross radio telescope at the Molonglo Observatory.