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A high-altitude survey for nearby supernova Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
A resolved star formation study of galaxies using TYPHOON Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
A Spatially-Resolved study of Metal and Dust Abundances in Nearby Galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Adaptive optics for free-space optical communications Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Adaptive optics for pushing space debris Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
Adaptive optics for Quantum Communications Instrumentation PhD
Are magnetic fields the scaffolds of galaxies? Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
Asteroids studies with the Kepler Space Telescope for Future Asteroid Mining Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Astrogenetic: Unravelling the History of the Milky Way with Phylogenetic Methods Galactic archaeology Honours, Masters and PhD
Blue-stragglers in open clusters: when and how stellar mergers occur? Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Characterising target selection effects in stellar surveys Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor and Summer scholar course
Characterising the Evolution of Dust Attenuation in Galaxies with Galaxy Environment Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Characterising the Spatial Variation of Dust Attenuation in Galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Cosmic evolution of metallicity gradients across environments with MAGPI Structure and evolution of the Cosmos PhD
Creating a UV-Optical spectral database for next generation facilities Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Design of the Ground Layer Adaptive Optics system for the 8-metre Subaru Telescope in Hawaii Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Dust in the Milky Way Galaxy Galactic archaeology Honours and Masters
Finding Young Stellar Associations with Chronostar Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
Gas motions and excitation in edge-on barred galaxies Galactic archaeology Honours
Ground-to-satellite optical communication system corrected by Adaptive Optics: impact of scintillation Instrumentation PhD
Harnessing the Spectroscopic Fingerprints of Stars through Domain Adaptation Galactic archaeology Honours, Masters and PhD
High-speed imaging in the near-infrared Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters and PhD
Improving Telescope Operations via Explainable AI and Reinforcement Learning Instrumentation Honours, Masters and PhD
Instrumentation for Measuring Dome Turbulence Instrumentation Masters and PhD
Instrumentation for measuring dome turbulence Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours and Summer scholar course
Interspacecraft Metrology for Formation Flying Nanosats Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Ionizing Radiation in Local Galaxies: Expectations versus Reality Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
K3-LARS: exploring the kinematics, metallicity, and ionisation state of early galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos PhD
Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for ground-to-space optical communications Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Laser Guide Star for tracking space debris Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Looking for patterns in the most recent exoplanet data Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Magnetism in the Magellanic System Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
Mapping Dark Matter in the Milky Way via Physics-Inspired Neural Networks Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters and PhD
Measuring Dark Energy with Supernova and Active Galactic Nuclei Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Metal SLUG - Developing a tool for stochastic nucleosynthesis Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor and Masters
Metallicity gradients in the resolved redshift desert Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Mid-Infrared Nulling Interferometry for Exoplanet Detection Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Monitoring the mesospheric sodium layer for Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
More accurate galaxy stellar masses through forward photometric modelling Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters and PhD
Multiple Stellar Populations from a Single Galaxy Spectrum Galactic archaeology Honours
Observing black-hole formation in gravitational-wave events Black hole phenomena Honours, Masters and PhD
Observing HII region spectra in isolated dwarf irregular galaxies from the SIGRID sample Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters and PhD
OzDES SkyMapper observations for Reverberation Mapping Black hole phenomena, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters and PhD
Probing the lagging halo of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours and Masters
Projects related to Feedback by Jets and Winds in Active Galaxies Black hole phenomena, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters and PhD
Quintuple Galaxy Merger Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours and Summer scholar course
Radio spectra of galaxies undergoing feedback by relativistic jets Black hole phenomena, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours and Summer scholar course
Red spirals - how star formation fades in galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Masters and PhD
Revisiting stellar masses in the JWST era Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours and Masters
Semiconductor Guidestar Laser for Adaptive Optics Applications in Astronomy, Space Situational Awareness and Laser Communications Instrumentation Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Shocking collisions in Stephan's Quintet Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Summer scholar course
Signatures of planet ingestion among binary stars Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Simulated Observations of the Magnetic Fields of the Milky Way Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours and Summer scholar course
Simulating the impact of dust on distance estimates to type Ia supernovae Summer scholar course
SkyMapper Transient Survey Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
Taking the Temperature of a galaxy Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
The Age Distribution of Earth-like planets in the Universe Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
The Galactic Centre Gamma-Ray Excess: Signature of Dark Matter or Ancient Stars? Black hole phenomena, Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
The Galactic helium-to-metal enrichment ratio Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
The Initial Mass Function in the most extreme star-forming environments Stellar and planetary astronomy, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos PhD
The Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey - Supernovae, Black Holes, and Cosmology Stellar and planetary astronomy, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
The Kepler/K2 field: bridging stellar and Galactic astronomy Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
The Oldest Stars in the Universe Stellar and planetary astronomy Honours, Masters and PhD
The origin of filamentary structures in the interstellar medium of spiral galaxies Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
The origin of metal rich globular clusters Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours and Masters
The Pyxis Space Interferometer Prototype Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD and Summer scholar course
The star formation -- AGN connection Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
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 and PhD
Thick disks in other spiral galaxies Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Masters and PhD
Understanding the abundance spread in star clusters Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Masters and PhD
Understanding the gamma-ray emission from the Galactic Centre’s giant outflow Galactic archaeology Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Understanding the Milky Way’s giant radio lobes Black hole phenomena, Galactic archaeology, Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD
Uniting optical and infrared spectroscopy with GALAH and APOGEE Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
Using LEGO and 3D printing for optical instruments Instrumentation Honours and Summer scholar course
Using SN free host spectra to improve spectral classification Structure and evolution of the Cosmos Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
What new information can we extract from stellar spectra? Galactic archaeology, Stellar and planetary astronomy Bachelor, Honours, Masters and Summer scholar course
What type of planets might we measure with the Giant Magellan Telescope? Instrumentation, Stellar and planetary astronomy Honours and Masters