The Square Kilometre Array is a new generation radio telescope that has a discovery potential 10,000 times greater than the best present-day instruments. It will give astronomers remarkable insights into the formation of the early Universe, including the emergence of the first stars, galaxies and other structures. Australia and New Zealand have been shortlisted by the international science community as one of two potential locations for the SKA.
CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is an organisation that supports and undertakes research in radio astronomy, one of the major fields of modern astronomy. It operates the Australia Telescope, a set of radio telescopes in New South Wales.
The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) provides world-class optical and infrared observing facilities enabling Australian astronomers to do excellent science. AAO operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt telescopes on behalf of the astronomical community of Australia.
The Australian Astronomical Observatory operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt telescopes on behalf of the astronomical community of Australia.
Radio and Space Weather Services offers a comprehensive range of services to agencies in Australia and overseas operating in the fields of radio communications; land, sea and air transport; broadcasting; defence applications; spacecraft operation and geophysical exploration.
The Space portal contains information on the Australian Government's space-related activities and the Australian space sector, as well as links to space-related research organisations, events and our international partners.