Monthly Archives: January 2018

USQ astronomy podcast – exoplanet habitability – Jake Clark

(scroll down to get to the astronomy podcast)

Recorded in situe at the USQ Astronomy Festival 2017 with special guests Peter Miller, Sound Designer and Multimedia Artist, Jake Clark, PhD Candidate focusing on Exoplanet Habitability, and Amy Boulding, Head of Lifelong Learning at the Queensland Museum Network.

Research Fellow (Astrophysics)

The Astrophysics Research Group at the University of Southern Queensland invites applications for a Research Fellow (Astrophysics) to join a dynamic team to conduct research on the development of instrumentation and the execution of observations using USQ’s MINERVA
-Australis telescope array located in southern Queensland.
MINERVA-Australis is a forthcoming array of 0.7m automated telescopes dedicated to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets using high-cadence, highly-precise radial velocity and photometric measurements. The primary aim of the MINERVA-Australis project is to perform follow-up observations of planet candidates detected by the forthcoming NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) space mission.
A Research Fellow is expected to make a significant contribution to the research effort
of the University, particularly in regard to meeting specific research objectives defined in relevant research contracts, and to assist with the training of postgraduate research students

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