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.

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.