Penny and Dick Hunstead photographed in the foyer of the Physics Building.

 

In 2014, Richard and Penny Hunstead donated $1.4 million to support students and early career researchers at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy.

Read more about Hunstead Gift for Astrophysics.

Since then, several activities have been carried out at SIfA, supported by the Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics.

 


Hunstead Distinguished Visitor

The Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) at the University of Sydney (USyd) offers a program to support Distinguished Visitors for terms up to one month ($5,000 AUD). This program, inspired by the visitor program run at Mount Stromlo, gives scientists the chance to work collaboratively on activities associated with SIfA’s astrophysics and technology research programs.

Hunstead Distinguished Visitors are invited to spend up to 4 weeks in residence at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. Two appointments are funded per year.

  • 2020: Don Kurtz (UCLan)

 


Hunstead Visitors (Short Term)

Hunstead Visitors are invited to spend 3 days and nights in Sydney to meet with our students and postdocs and to give a seminar. The cost of board and lodging is covered by the Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics. Five appointments are funded per year.
Link to the Hunstead Visitors

 


Hunstead Lecture Series

The Hunstead Lecture Series is an annual event funded by the Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics. An internationally renowned speaker delivers five lectures over a week on a key topic in astrophysics. Recordings of the series and presentations are available to the public.
Link to the Hunstead Lecture Series.

 


Hunstead Workshops

Organised by early-career researchers, Hunstead Workshops run every year to open collaborations between SIfA students and post-docs with national and international astronomers.
See the past and future Hunstead Workshops.

 


Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics

A  research scholarship to support postgraduate students with a primary supervisor at SIfA and undergraduate students from another university to conduct research at SIfA.

More information on this awards can be found The Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics