The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) is dedicated to inspiring a fascination with the universe through research and education. We aim to understand how the universe around us came to be and determine the nature of the physical laws making it work. By pursuing this work, we will enable technology development, train the next generation of physical scientists and inspire the public.

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    Our research

    Research within the centre spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum covering computational, theoretical and observational astronomy.

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    Our people

    Meet our teams of directors, academics, PhD students and committee members.

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    Outreach programs

    Further your interest in astronomy by partaking in one of our many educational outreach programs, including lectures and school programs.

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    Our study options

    We offer bachelor, master and PhD degrees, online courses and many other educational opportunities.

  • "I am delighted to lead one of the world’s foremost astrophysics and supercomputing centres. Here at CAS we embrace collaborations with national and international colleagues and actively welcome visitors. Come and find out what makes us so special!"

    Professor Jean Brodie , Director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing

Specialist facilities

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    Visiting Fellow Program

    The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing is offering an opportunity to early- and mid-career female and gender-diverse researchers to work with Swinburne researchers and graduate students.

Did you know?

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing recently won a Silver Pleiades Award for taking active steps to advance the careers of women.

Learn about equity and diversity at CAS
Attend our colloquia and conferences

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing colloquium program offers a diverse range of presentations on all facets of astronomy.

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Related resources and services

Swinburne Astronomy Productions

With over 20 years' experience, Swinburne Astronomy Productions brings the universe to life through stereoscopic-3D movies and a wide variety of digital media products.

Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO)

Learn about the fundamental concepts and key issues in contemporary astronomy through our fully online postgraduate degree programs.


Explore our publicly accessible online encyclopedia to find out everything you need to know about astronomy.

Contact the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing

If you have any questions, or are looking for more information, feel free to contact our office on +61 3 9214 8000 or at

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