Zadko Telescope

Zadko Telescope

The Zadko Telescope is a one-metre telescope funded by a generous donation from James Zadko to UWA.


The telescope has opened a new window to the “transient universe” - a universe that is filled with fleeting flashes of light originating from the most exotic phenomena in the cosmos.

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  • Gamma Ray burst

The telescope is located in a purpose-built observatory, close to the UWA gravitational research facility about 70 kilometres north of Perth.

It scans the sky for potentially hazardous asteroids, and is helping to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Zadko is an important facility for astronomy research at UWA, and is a joint resource for the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

Zadko collaborates with a number of international partners, incuding the following.