Space and astronomy

We are transforming Australia’s space and astronomy industries.

What we do

We support the growth and transformation of Australia’s space and astronomy industries through:

  • hosting one of the world’s largest and most capable radio telescopes 
  • supporting a 10-year strategic partnership with the European Southern Observatory
  • securing the future of Australia’s space sector with the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028
  • inspiring Australians at the Australian Space Discovery Centre. 

The SKA project in Australia

The SKA is a global project to build the world’s largest and most capable radio telescopes. They will be hosted in Australia and South Africa.

Optical astronomy in Australia

We are transforming Australia’s optical astronomy sector.

Australian Space Agency

We are transforming and growing a globally respected Australian space sector. Learn about our strategic priorities and initiatives.

Australian Space Discovery Centre

Be inspired at the Australian Space Discovery Centre with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology from the space sector.

Find space and astronomy regulations and standards

We regulate Australian space activities, oversee international arrangements affecting space regulation, and ensure policy compliance.

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Meet Australia’s Astronomer-at-large

Fred uses his expertise as a science communicator and public advocate to inspire people’s interest in astronomy, astrophysics and science.