Explosive Astrophysics from Siding Spring Observatory

  • Lidman, Chris (PI)
  • Brough, Sarah (CoI)
  • Brown, Michael J I (CoI)
  • Colless, Matthew (CoI)
  • Einecke, Sabrina (CoI)
  • Galloway, Duncan (CoI)
  • Heger, Alexander (CoI)
  • Kamath, Devika (CoI)
  • Möller, Anais (CoI)
  • O'Toole, Simon (CoI)
  • Ruiter, Ashley (CoI)
  • Seitenzahl, Ivo (CoI)
  • Travouillon, Tony (CoI)
  • Wen, Linqing (CoI)
  • Wolf, Christian (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


Despite Australias favourable geographical location and access to advanced astronomical facilities based here, Australia lacks a strategy that will enable it to play a significant role in what will be a golden age of astronomical discovery that will commence when the revolutionary Legacy Survey of Space and Time starts to discover millions of explosive astronomical events in 2024. By uniting astronomers from all over Australia, this project will develop a network of automated telescopes that can both discover and follow-up these explosive events at short notice and without human intervention. The project will lead to a better understanding of what explodes, the physics behind the explosions, and the impact these explosions have on their surroundings, including the potential to impact life on Earth. It may uncover sources that are as yet unknown to science. This project will stimulate the imagination of general public, inspire our brightest minds to take up caree
Effective start/end date27/04/2329/06/24


  • University of Adelaide: A$20,000.00
  • Swinburne University of Technology: A$20,000.00
  • University of Melbourne: A$33,000.00
  • University of Western Australia (UWA): A$20,000.00
  • Monash University: A$33,000.00
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW): A$25,000.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$140,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$595,295.00


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