Exoplanet public talk (Dr Doug Hudgins, NASA)

Dr Doug Hudgins from NASA Headquarters recently delivered a public talk on exoplanet science at USQ during World Space Week 2019. A link to the recording is given below. https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/GV9ftbrQ0X15S8O

USQ Festival of Astronomy – July 2019

USQ’s 2019 Festival of Astronomy is taking place 18, 19 and 20 July. This year we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Events will be held at USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and the Brisbane Planetarium. Details will be advised at...

ARC grant success for USQ astrophysics

USQ astrophysics staff are investigators on new Australian Research Council grants for 2019 as follows: A dedicated telescope to study the interiors of stars from their oscillations. LE190100036, $159,000 Led by USQ’s Professor Robert Wittenmyer A robotic...

Festival of Astronomy wraps up for 2018

2018’s USQ Festival of Astronomy attracted many hundreds of people to talks at Toowoomba, Brisbane and Gold Coast venues, and dozens of junior astronomers to a “build a planet” workshop in Toowoomba. The Festival was a notable success thanks to the...

US College students visit USQ and produce an exoplanet paper!

Over the last few months a group of US College students (Daniel Johns, Connor Marti, Madison Huff, Jacob McCann) visiting USQ for the northern summer have worked with a US team led by A/Prof Rob Wittenmyer to produce the following paper now available on arxiv.org:...

Welcome to Dr Brett Addison

The new USQ Centre for Astrophysics welcome Dr Brett Addison as a Research Fellow (Astrophysics) working on Mt Kent Observatory’s MINERVA-Australis exoplanet search and characterization project led by USQ’s A/Prof Rob Wittenmyer. Brett comes to us from...