Our Astrophysics and Observational Cosmology (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, compact objects and data methods (machine learning, sonification etc.). We have research ties with the other groups in the school, including theoretical cosmology and astrophysical fluids. 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), and the Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS). We are regular users of a wide range of observational facilities, including the European Southern Observatory, ALMA and JWST.
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:
- Hidden supermassive black holes brought to life by galaxies on collision course
- Astro-Obs PhD student organises black hole science demonstration for refugee children
- Celebrating the History of Astronomy and Telescopes in North East England
- International Women’s Day 2023
- DEX-XIX: Astro-Obs members present their research at Durham-Edinburgh eXtragalactic workshop