News and events

News and events

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell 19 July 18

News and Events with the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy are involved in a number of university events throughout the year, such as Macquarie University Open Day and Macquarie in a Day, as well as hosting our own Department events such as our very popular and highly successful annual Astronomy Open Night. We also run a colloquia series.

From lectures and events, travelogues and award recognition, to visiting schools and speakers, you can click here to find out what is currently making news in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

For our Highlights in 2017, click here.

Did you know our academics and researchers also regularly contribute to The LighthouseClick here for Science and Technology stories, podcasts and answers to the really big questions.

Getting Here: If arriving from off campus, we are accessible by train or bus and paid parking is also available (from approx. $1/hr). For latest information on public transport options please refer to

Colloquia Information

During Session 1 our colloquia will generally be held on Wednesdays at 12pm. Venues will be confirmed soon. Our departmental colloquium series includes speakers from across all physics sub-disciplines, and is intended to be delivered at the senior undergraduate to graduate level, engaging an audience of researchers in areas as diverse as biophysics and astronomy.

Our 2019 colloquium series will commence on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Watch this space for information about future speakers!

For further information regarding colloquia click here
If you need additional information please contact the Physics and Astronomy Outreach Team

HDR Student Stories

Find out more about the research undertaken by our HDR students and their travels in our HDR Student Stories travel blogs. Click here for their 2017 and 2018 adventures.

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