and students at the University of Tasmania are involved in a wide
variety of astrophysical research including radio astronomy, optical
astronomy and cosmic ray physics. In particular, the group has a long
history of expertise in radio astronomy which is underpinned by the two
radio observatories owned and operated by the University of Tasmania.
two radio observatories, the Mt Pleasant Radio Observatory and the
Ceduna Observatory comprise 40% of Australia's Very Long Baseline
Interferometric (VLBI) network and provide researchers and students at
UTAS with a unique opportunity to conduct cutting edge research. In
addition to the radio observatories we also operate the Mt Canopus
Optical Observatory outside of Hobart which is open to both researchers
and students. For more information about astrophysical research at UTAS
or student opportunities please click here .