We are conducting groundbreaking new 3 Dimensional surveys alongside an observationally-driven theory program with dedicated telescopes and supercomputing facilities.
We are developing new data-intensive astronomy infrastructure to analyse the Petabytes of data that will ensue from the Square Kilometre Array.
We are translating this research into high impact publications with broad and far-reaching international dissemination of our results, through our unified and cohesive scientific collaborations and our efficient administrative structure.
The Research Plan has been developed with the leaders of each participating University and partner organisation and is managed by the Science Management Committee. Each survey and project require input from other surveys and projects at key dates within ASTRO 3D. Cross-project workshops are facilitating this data and knowledge transfer.
9 Dec 2019
Data gathered by NASA’s now defunct Kepler telescope provides a solution to an astronomical mystery. An artist impression of the Milky Way, showing the thick and thin discs. Credit: NASA/JPL […]More
9 Dec 2019
Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses. Our scientists have recently narrowed down the time frame for the […]More
16 Nov 2019
Sky survey provides clues to how they change over time. The direction in which a galaxy spins depends on its mass, researchers have found. A team of astrophysicists analysed 1418 […]More
9 Sep 2019
Researchers hunt for a 12-billion-year-old signal that marks the end of the post Big Bang “dark age”. Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the […]More
5 Mar 2019 (originally published by Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy) Associate Professor Cathryn Trott showcases how the search for the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) is affected by the presence of the Milky Way and […]More
16 Oct 2018
The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early Universe. A team of astronomers led by Dr Benjamin McKinley at Curtin University […]More
25 Sep 2018 ASTRO 3D hosted the 2018 Uluru Astronomy Weekend in partnership with Voyages Indigenous Tourism’s Ayer’s Rock Resort on 14-16 September. What a fabulous line-up of all things astronomy in the […]More
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