Decadal plan for Australian astronomy 2016–2025: Mid-term review


Australia in the era of global astronomy: The decadal plan for Australian astronomy 2016–2025 was published in July 2015 and presents the strategic vision for Australian astronomy for the next decade.

The plan is based on the reports of 11 working groups, comprising over 150 astronomers, engineers and educators from over 30 Australian institutions across all states and the ACT, in a process run by the Academy's National Committee for Astronomy during 2014 and 2015.

The document follows on from the success of the committee's 2006 plan, New horizons: a decadal plan for Australian astronomy 2006–15. This publication was highly influential in presenting the community's vision to stakeholders outside the research sector, including key stakeholder the Australian Government and industrial and research partners nationally and internationally.

The National Committee for Astronomy will be undertaking a review of the plan, beginning in 2019. The committee will consult widely with the Australian astronomy community and expect to launch the report in July 2020.

This page will be updated regularly as the review progresses.


If you have specific input or would like to engage with the committee please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the committee members familiar with your area of interest via the contact below:

Meaghan Dzundza (Coordinator National Committees for Science)

© 2019 Australian Academy of Science