Astronomy is a science that seeks to explain everything we observe in the Universe – by studying the cosmos beyond our own planet, we can understand where we came from, where we are going and why the Universe is organised as it is. Most people are fascinated by astronomy and in ASTRO 3D, we are asking some of the biggest questions of where matter comes from and how the Universe was born, including the first stars and the first galaxies.
The members of ASTRO 3D conduct a broad range of public outreach activities including public lectures, media articles and appearances, as well as maintaining a high social media presence. We also support the Uluru Astronomer in Residence and Uluru Astronomy Weekend programs, in partnership with Voyages Indigenous Tourism. We are often found at astronomy and science events such as AstroLight, AstroFest, StarFest, Perth Science Festival and Science in ACTion.
ASTRO 3D will also produce a new feature-length planetarium production, to follow up from the successful Capturing the COSMOS video produced in conjunction with Museum Victoria
19 Apr 2018
ASTRO 3D researchers have revealed the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the […]More
18 Apr 2018
Large galaxy clusters are the most massive structures in the Universe, comprising 10,000’s of galaxies. As predicted by Einstein, their large mass causes them to act as efficient ”cosmic telescopes” […]More
14 Mar 2018
ASTRO 3D astronomers have begun using CSIRO’s $188 million Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) in a major science survey project – WALLABY (Widefield ASKAP L-band Legacy All-sky Blind surveY) […]More