Potential projects

Project name Theme Eligible degree type
A high-altitude survey for nearby supernova Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Instrumentation
Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Adaptive optics for tracking space debris Instrumentation Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Angular Momentum in Galaxies from Spatially-Resolved Spectroscopy Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Archaeology of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Atmospheric turbulence measurements for Adaptive Optics System Design Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Biogenic elements in stars harbouring planets Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research
Calibrating SkyMapper and the local density of white dwarfs Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Dark Matter, Positrons, and the Galactic Bulge Binary Population Stellar and planetary astronomy Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Data mining in the SkyMapper Southern Survey Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Summer scholar course, Honours
Forming the Fuel for Star Formation Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours
Gas outflows from the centre of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
High-level instrument control software prototype for the Space Debris Tracking and De-Orbiting Adaptive Optics Facility Instrumentation Summer scholar course
High-speed imaging in the near-infrared Instrumentation
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Hot Spots in the Andromeda Galaxy Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research
How does the Milky Way get new gas to continue its voracious habit of star formation? Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Imaging Planetary companions to Young Stars at the Diffraction Limit Stellar and planetary astronomy Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Investigating the interaction between supermassive black holes and their host spiral galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Black hole phenomena
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Laser Guide Star for tracking space debris Instrumentation Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Laser Guide Star Uplink Computer Simulations for the Space Debris Tracking and De-Orbiting Adaptive Optics Facility Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Local analogs for high-redshift galaxies in the GAMA Galaxy Survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Advanced undergraduate degree, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Low frequency measurement and analysis of satellite reflected optical energy Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Lucky imaging and adaptive optics for satellite imaging Instrumentation Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Magnetic field amplification in accretion discs - the disc dynamo Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Magnetic fields in the Magellanic System Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Metal SLUG - Developing a tool for stochastic nucleosynthesis Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Advanced undergraduate degree, Masters coursework & research
Methods for identification of orbital object observations Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Observing HII region spectra in isolated dwarf irregular galaxies from the SIGRID sample Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Optical Target Detection and Image Analysis Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Optically-pumped semiconductor laser for sodium laser guide star adaptive optics applications in astronomy and space debris tracking/de-orbiting Instrumentation Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Orbit determination and propagation of satellites and space debris Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Orbital object characterisation and implementation into a catalogue for a Conjunction and Threat Warning Service Instrumentation Summer scholar course
OzDES SkyMapper observations for Reverberation Mapping Black hole phenomena
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Performance of the SkyMapper Supernovae Search Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Radio galaxy environments Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Black hole phenomena
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Radio Galaxy Zoo and supermassive black holes Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Single undergraduate degree, Combined undergraduate degree, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Red spirals - how star formation fades in galaxies like the Milky Way Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Advanced undergraduate degree, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Searching for exoplanets with small telescopes Instrumentation
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
SkyMapper Transient Survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Space Object Position Uncertainty and Object Collision Prediction Instrumentation Summer scholar course
Stellar magnetic fields and stellar spectra Stellar and planetary astronomy Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Studying the outer regions of dwarf galaxies Galactic archaeology Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Supernova feedback and star formation Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The FunnelWeb survey for the TESS mission Stellar and planetary astronomy Advanced undergraduate degree, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The Galactic Centre Gamma-Ray Excess: Signature of Dark Matter or Ancient Stars? Black hole phenomena
Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The Initial Mass Function in the most extreme star-forming environments Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Higher degree by research
The Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey - Supernovae, Black Holes, and Cosmology Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The Kepler/K2 field: bridging stellar and Galactic astronomy Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The Oldest Stars in the Universe Stellar and planetary astronomy Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The peculiar velocity field in the local universe from the Taipan survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Higher degree by research
The role of turbulence for the origin of stellar masses Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The Stromlo Milky Way Satellite Survey: Satellite galaxies as probe of structure formation in our cosmic backyard Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
The world's largest turbulence simulations Stellar and planetary astronomy
Galactic archaeology
Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Thick disks in other spiral galaxies Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Tracing the evolutionary connection between the Milky Way Galaxy's stellar populations using fluorine Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Type Ia supernova remnants and cosmic ray acceleration Stellar and planetary astronomy Honours, Masters coursework & research
Understanding the abundance spread in star clusters Galactic archaeology
Stellar and planetary astronomy
Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Understanding the Milky Way’s giant radio lobes Black hole phenomena
Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Understanding the nature of “dark” gas in the Milky Way Galactic archaeology
Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
Using THOR's Hammer to Measure the Temperature of the Milky Way Structure and evolution of the Cosmos
Galactic archaeology
Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research
What type of planets might we measure with the Giant Magellan Telescope? Stellar and planetary astronomy
Instrumentation
Honours, Masters coursework & research

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