Undergraduate research

The RSAA offers a number of programs that provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain research experience at a working astronomical observatory while they study.

Professional training

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at Mt Stromlo Observatory will, from time to time, offer courses to engineers, technicians and academic staff.


The RSAA Honours course is designed as a preparation for PhD research in astrophysics. Any student completing the course will be in an excellent position to continue to astrophysical research at any Australian university, or overseas.

Work experience

The observatory offers a limited number of work experience places to high school students each year.


The RSAA PhD program offers students access to state-of-the-art optical, infrared, radio and computational facilities and draws on the expertise of world-class astronomers.

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