Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships

This is a great opportunity for 3rd year undergrads in Physics, Maths, Astronomy or Engineering to visit the Gemini and Magellan telescopes in Chile and do a research project on Gemini

The Australian Gemini Office at the Australian Astronomical Observatory is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2013/14 Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships (AGUSS) program. AGUSS provides an exciting research opportunity for students who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree in Physics, Maths, Astronomy or Engineering. Students will spend 10 weeks in the period Dec 2013 – Feb 2014 based in La Serena, Chile carrying out a research project under the supervision of Gemini Observatory staff, and visit both the Gemini South 8m telescope and the Magellan 6.5m telescopes.

A poster promoting this opportunity is available for download at

AGUSS applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled at an Australian university. The Australian Gemini office will pay the return airfare from the student’s home city in Australia to the town of La Serena, Chile, and provide a stipend of ~A$710 per week.

Details on how to apply are available at The closing date for applications is Friday 30 August 2013.

Late applications will not be considered.

Dr Stuart Ryder Australian Gemini Office