The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO's) activities will substantially expand Australia's research capabilities and will make a major contribution to the National Research and Innovation Priorities. CAASTRO will boost Australia's outstanding track record as a world leader in astronomy, and will solve fundamental processing problems that can potentially be applied to communications, medical imaging and remote sensing. All CAASTRO activities will have a strong focus on training the next generation of scientists, providing a legacy extending well beyond the Centre's lifetime. The students we mentor will lead the scientific discoveries made on future wide-field facilities, culminating in the ultimate all-sky telescope, the Square Kilometre Array.

Funding: $20.6 million over 7 years

Centre Director*: Professor Elaine Sadler

Administering Organisation: The University of Sydney

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Australian National University
  • Curtin University of Technology
  • The University of Queensland
  • CSIRO
  • Anglo-Australian Observatory
  • Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Oxford
  • Durham University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Toronto
  • Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Hautes Energies
  • Raman Research Institute, India
  • National Computational Infrastructure
  • New South Wales Government, Industry and Investment New South Wales
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Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics website for further information.

*Initial Centre Director: Professor Bryan Gaensler