Story of the Logo


The Logo has been developed from our original three research themes – the Evolving Universe, the Dynamic Universe and the Dark Universe. This has been interlinked with our five goals for our ARC Centre of Excellence in All-sky Astrophysics – Discover, Innovate, Educate, Perform and Unite.

The following diagrams illustrate how the key issue of connectivity between these themes and goals inspired the development of the logo.

Our underlying goals are:

Discover: To make ground-making advances in our understanding of the Universe, thereby cementing Australia’s reputation as a world leader in astrophysical research;

Innovate: To develop innovative new ways of surveying the entire sky, of processing enormous volumes of astronomical measurements, and of visualising complex data sets, so as to build unique expertise in wide-field radio and optical astronomy;

Perform: To make high-impact discoveries using SKA pathfinder telescopes, thus positioning Australia to lead the science programmes planned for the SKA;

Educate: To provide compelling new research, computational and technical opportunities for students and early-career researchers; and

Unite: To bring the top astronomers from Australia and around the world together into a focused collaborative environment.

Our Research Themes are:

  • The Evolving Universe
  • The Dynamic Universe
  • The Dark Universe

And when our Research Themes and goals are interlinked, then you start to see the connections in the logo.

As it evolves....

... into the CAASTRO logo.

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For more information please contact the Chief Operating Officer