First light for MINERVA-Australis

Mt Kent Observatory’s MINERVA-Australis exoplanet search and characterization facility has achieved first light with its CCD imager and photometer and spectrograph, with early tests indicating it meets or exceeds the required specifications. The...

USQ’s new Centre for Astrophysics

As of 2018 August 5 the USQ Astrophysics Group has become the University of Southern Queensland Centre for Astrophysics, with the Centre part of a new Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences. More details will be advised in coming months.

USQ Festival of Astronomy – August 2018

Astronomy for everyone! USQ is holding its annual free public Festival of Astronomy across various venues during National Science Week in August 2018. For more information please visit the USQ webpage at:...

Senior Lecturer (Astrophysics) position

**************************************************************************** The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a continuing full-time teaching and research position open for a Senior Lecturer (Astrophysics). USQ is a multi-campus provider of distance and...

USQ astronomy podcast – exoplanet habitability – Jake Clark

 https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-usq-podcast (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...

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...

The most eccentric planet orbiting a giant star

Congratulations to Rob, Jonti, USQ PhD student Jake Clark, USQ adjuncts Stephen Kane, Jonty Marshall, Paul Butler, and the rest of the team on this paper. Great to see the excellent and well deserved media attention it is getting....

Festival of Astronomy and Space Science – October 2017

Astronomers love conferences. You meet a lot of people, share a lot of ideas and, best of all, you get to talk a lot about the work you love. The problem is, there’s often a lot of travel involved to get to them. For some, that’s not an issue, but for others, it can...

PhD scholarships (Astronomical and Space Sciences)

PhD Scholarships – Astronomical and Space Sciences, USQ The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is calling for PhD scholarship applications from Domestic and International students to join the USQ Astrophysics Group. Our research aims to advance...