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 Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics.



  • Kim Venn (University of Victoria, Canada)
    Data Analysis and Machine Learning in Astrophysical Stellar Spectroscopic Surveys
  • Peter Cottrell (University of Canterbury, NZ)
    Interpreting Stellar Spectra or “The Life of a Spectroscopist”
  • Nick Kaiser (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
    Puzzles and Paradoxes in Cosmology
  • Nicolas Martin (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)
    Mining and mapping the first generations of stars with the Pristine CaH&K survey


  • John Mather (NASA Goddard)
  • Naomi McClure-Griffiths (ANU)
  • John Dickey (University of Tasmania)
  • Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (Oxford University)
  • Elena d’Onghia (University of Wisconsin)


  • Lars Hernquist (Harvard University)
    Next Generation Cosmological Simulations: Galaxy Assembly and Evolution
  • Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA, Heidelberg)
    How the Milky Way Shaped Its Disk
  • Garth Illingworth (UC Santa Cruz)
    Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn: Exploring the First Billion Years with Hubble and Spitzer. Implications for JWST
  • Joe Lazio (NRL, Washington)
    Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON, Netherlands)


  • Doug Finkbeiner (Harvard)
    Mapping dust in 3D with stellar colors
  • Eriz Rebak (Technion, Israel)
  • Sylvain Veilleux (Maryland)
  • Daniela Carollo (Notre Dame)
    The Milky Way’s Halo System: Ancient, Complex and a StoryTeller of Galaxy Formation
  • Roger Davies (Oxford)
    The initial mass function and elemental abundances in early-type galaxies


  • Anna Frebel (MIT)
    Hunting the first generations of stars and galaxies
  • Chiaki Kobayashi (ANU)
    Metallicity gradients in cosmological simulations with AGN feedback
  • Richard Bower (Durham)
    The EAGLE Universe
  • Rosemary Wyse (Johns Hopkins)
    The Structure and Substructure of the Milky Way Galaxy