Winter school

Australian and New Zealand undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in exciting science at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) Winter School. During the week-long workshop, students will experience cutting edge research and take part in scientific observations on some of Australia’s most advanced telescopes.

The Winter School will be held over seven action packed days and includes real astrophysical investigations, special presentations from leading researchers, and night time access to research telescopes to participate in scientific observations. Participants will travel to Australia’s premier optical and radio astronomical observatories and will carry out their own observations using the ANU 2.3m telescope.

Winter School participants will:

  • Learn about stellar physics, planetary science, black holes & cosmology
  • Tour observatories and research telescopes
  • Have the chance to carry out scientific observations on one of the largest optical telescopes in Australia
  • Receive advice on coursework options, internships and scholarships.


Monday 19 - Saturday 24 July 2021


Mt Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories


Free for selected participants.  Travel and accomodation will be covered for interstate students.

Application Details

Applications can be submitted here. Applications close 1 July.

You must also submit at least 1, and up-to 3, academic references..  Please have them email it to us at  The reference can be a normal written reference but we also accept an audio recording/reference, or video recording/reference.