Our astronomers study cosmic objects, such as galaxies, gas clouds and pulsars, using our own radio telescopes and other instruments to build a deeper understanding of the Universe.
What is radio astronomy?
Radio telescopes detect and amplify radio waves from space, turning them into signals that astronomers use to enhance our understanding of the Universe.
Closing in on fast radio bursts
Astronomers around the world are using our radio telescopes to uncover what causes 'fast radio bursts'.
Technologies for space and astronomy
We develop new instruments for our own instruments, and those around the world, to enhance our understanding of the Universe and realise benefits for us here on Earth.
Phased array feeds
We've developed a specialised 'camera' for our newest radio telescope that dramatically increases how quickly it can survey the sky, and offers enormous potential for other applications.
We design and build high-speed signal-processing systems to turn 'space whispers' into information.
Observing Earth from space
We use Earth observation data gathered by satellites to inform policy, manage natural environments, and generate agricultural and industrial development opportunities.
The AuScope partnership is enhancing mineral exploration by providing unprecedented access to a wealth of data on geology, mineralogy and chemistry.
Land degradation reporting
We led a global effort to develop mapping methods adopted by the United Nations that make it easier for countries to track land cover change.