Professional astronomy

Here you will find information on Australia’s profession astronomical research organisations, observatories and facilities, active research areas, jobs, meetings and more.

Research Organisations
Australia has a rich history of astronomical research.

Professional Observatories
Links to professional observatories in and associated with Australia. Most professional observatories host open days and public information meetings and have visitors centres on site.

Astronomical Facilities
Australia offers a wide range of astronomical facilities, covering the gamma-ray, optical and radio bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Active Research Areas
Discover research in Australia with this listing of research areas accompanied by a brief description and links to reference material.

Institute Annual Reports
Most astronomy institutes publish Annual Reports.

Astronomy Meetings
Communication is the lifeblood of astronomy and in the fast paced world of research it is vital to have the latest information on hand. Let us guide you with our links to meetings, conferences and colloquia.

Awards & Grants
Information about awards, financial assistance and grant schemes.

Astronomy & Physics Jobs
Let Australian Astronomy take the frustration out of looking for a new job. Gathered here are links to career services and positions vacant web-pages of research establishments from Australia and abroad.

Professional journals, popular literature and general interest publications from Australia and abroad.

International Astronomical Union
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the highest governing body in astronomy, whose mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation.