Astronomy

Whether you are just interested to learn more about the universe as part of your USQ studies, or aiming for formal qualifications in astronomy to push some scientific frontiers, USQ has a program to suit, and we offer:

  • Access USQ's on-campus observatory, modern remote-access telescopes at Mt Kent Observatory and high-performance computing facilities.
     
  • Observations of both northern and southern skies using USQ’s Shared Skies Partnership with the University of Louisville in the USA .
     
  • Teaching staff with national recognition for their astronomy education initiatives.
     
  • World class researchers involved in leading international collaborations in the field of stellar astronomy and planetary systems.

Career prospects

 

20%

Estimated percentage of sun-like stars with a planet whose size and temperature could make it habitable

Keck Observatory

Undergraduate

Telescopes are time machines for viewing cosmic history, and help us explore our origins, place in the universe, and possible future.

Assoc Prof Brad Carter
USQ Astrophysics Group

Achieve success in Astronomy

Apply now
Ask USQ Call 1800 269 500

Postgraduate

Telescopes are time machines for viewing cosmic history, and help us explore our origins, place in the universe, and possible future.

Assoc Prof Brad Carter
USQ Astrophysics Group

Achieve success in Astronomy

Apply now
Ask USQ Call 1800 269 500

Research

Prospective research students may like to contact the USQ Astrophysics Group for more information.

Telescopes are time machines for viewing cosmic history, and help us explore our origins, place in the universe, and possible future.

Assoc Prof Brad Carter
USQ Astrophysics Group

Achieve success in Astronomy

Apply now
Ask USQ Call 1800 269 500

Professional courses

If you don’t want to commit to a full degree just yet, or need to satisfy professional development requirements, our single courses are perfect for you.

Telescopes are time machines for viewing cosmic history, and help us explore our origins, place in the universe, and possible future.

Assoc Prof Brad Carter
USQ Astrophysics Group

Achieve success in Astronomy

Apply now
Ask USQ Call 1800 269 500

How USQ goes further to help you succeed

Studying at USQ gives you access to a personal support network including your own Student Relationship Officer. Your SRO will be with you throughout your USQ journey to help you achieve your goals, support you through challenges and celebrate your successes.

Only USQ provides you with your own Student Relationship Officer (SRO) to help you all the way

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