News and events

News and events

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell 19 July 18

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.

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

Our colloquia are generally held in 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave T5 on Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 2.00pm. 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.

Upcoming seminars will be:

Tuesday 20 November 2018 - Professor Alexia Auffeves

Tuesday 27 November 2018 - Proffessor Andrew Hopkins

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

AON Open Night Hall

Other Events

To see what exciting events the Department of Physics and Astronomy have hosted, and what is coming up soon, click here

What's Making News?

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.

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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