Institute for Astronomy

About Us

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is one of three major components of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.

The IfA shares the historic and beautiful Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) site on Blackford Hill with the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC). This allows the astronomers within the University to work in close scientific collaboration with the STFC-funded scientists and instrument builders within the UK ATC.

Lab students in Edinburgh

Students at the IfA are part of the School of Physics & Astronomy.


Forthcoming PhD and Fellowship opportunities and deadlines.

An overview of research at the IfA.

IfA members and contact details.

ROE Seminar

Events at the IfA.

Information for visitors to the IfA.

WSA Mosaic

Data sets and other resources

Telescope Control

Information for current IfA group members.