Centre for Astrophysics

The Centre for Astrophysics (CA) delivers internationally-cited astronomical and space sciences research with the highest possible rating of “well above world standard” in the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia framework. Staff and students collaborate with researchers at leading international institutions in the USA, Europe, and Asia to discover and characterise the many new worlds orbiting stars other than the Sun, and study the shared evolution of stars and their planetary systems and the implications for planetary habitability.

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Mt Kent Observatory is also the site for a forthcoming stellar seismology node for the Stellar Observations Network Group, and a SMARTnet geostationary space debris monitoring telescope to be operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Mt Kent Observatory will also provide ground-based support for the UK’s Twinkle Space Observatory launching in 2022. CA research is allied with USQ’s comprehensive online education and research training programs in astronomical and space sciences.
USQ at forefront of planet discoveries
USQ is one step closer to helping reveal the true nature of new worlds following the expansion of its Mount Kent Observatory.
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Name Professor Brad Carter
Phone +61 7 3470 4131
Email Brad.Carter@usq.edu.au