Sydney Institute for Astronomy
The Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) is a national and international leader in Astronomy and Physics, 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.
A galaxy that 'died' around the same time as England's King Richard III may help astronomers improve their cosmic accounting.
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.
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.