The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia or (HITLab AU) is a research and teaching facility within the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania. The lab is situated on the Newnham campus in Launceston. The mission of the HITLab AU is to empower people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally.
The Greenhill Observatory: The UTAS optical observatory research facility is located in the southern
Midlands about 65 km north of Hobart. The 1.3-metre Harlingten telescope is
remotely operated by UTAS astronomers and their collaborators to search for
exoplanets around stars in the direction of the centre of the Milky Way, and to
monitor variable stars and transient objects for projects in a wide range of
planetary, stellar, and galactic astrophysics research areas.
Mt Pleasant Radio Observatory : The Mt Pleasant Radio Observatory is located near Cambridge, Tasmania about 30 mins north of Hobart. There are two radio telescopes on the site, the 26 metre "Mt Pleasant Antenna" and the 14 metre "Vela Antenna".
Grote Reber Museum: The radio observatory has been operating for more than 20 years, with its distinctive 26m diameter radio "dish". Sharing this beautiful spot overlooking the Coal River Valley is a new museum; open to the public that showcases the life and work of Grote Reber, Tasmanian radio astronomer, and the radio astronomy work of the radio telescopes of the University. The museum also shows the radio frequency spectrum with graphic illustrations and physical demonstrations of electromagnetic waves. The radio sky is shown, with matching illustrations of galaxies as seen in the radio and in the optical by the Hubble Space Telescope. A feature of the Museum is a Virtual Reality Theatre.
Ceduna Radio Observatory: the Ceduna Radio Observatory is the only one of the University's observatories not located in Tasmania. The observatory and associated land is located near the town of Ceduna in South Australia. The main instrument at the observatory is the 30 metre Ceduna radio telescope.
Mrs Karen Bradford, School of Mathematics & Physics
While not exclusively part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology, the Central Science Laboratory (CSL) is a staffed facility for centralising major items of equipment used by more than one University School, Centre or Section. It also provides Federal organisations, State Government instrumentalities and local industries and communities with access to equipment and scientific services that is not otherwise available in Tasmania.