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.

Latest News & Events

  • Death in the 15th Century


    A galaxy that 'died' around the same time as England's King Richard III may help astronomers improve their cosmic accounting.

  • Detection of tubular plasma structures

    MWA Tubes

    By creatively using a radio telescope to see in 3D, astronomers have detected the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth.

  • Unravelling galaxies' evolution

    Spiral Galaxy

    Sydney astronomers lead the Galactic Archaeology with HERMES (GALAH) survey, which will observe a million stars to create a dataset that will be used by astronomers worldwide for decades to come.

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