Our Astro-Obs research group is based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. Our group began in 2019 as part of Newcastle University’s (on-going) plan to grow Physics and Astronomy. Our research spans observational cosmology, galaxy evolution, active galactic nuclei, pulsars and compact objects. We have research ties with the other groups in the school, including theoretical cosmology and astrophysical fluids. We also have research collaborations with Newcastle University’s School of Computing and are involved in projects using data sonification of astronomical data. See more on our research pages.

Our group has connections with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (LSST), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Euclid, The Multi-object optical and near-infrared spectrograph (MOONS), the Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS) and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav). Our group is also very passionate about improving diversity and accessibility in science. See more information about what we are doing on our group page and individuals’ websites

We are a growing group and invite people to look at our opportunities on how to join our dynamic research activities. Please feel free to get in touch if you want to know more.

We aim to post regular updates about our activities on our News pages. Our latest posts are: