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Mount Kent Observatory

Queensland's only professional astronomical research facility.
USQ’s Mount Kent Observatory, located at a dark-sky site outside of Toowoomba in southern Queensland, is the only professional astronomical research facility in the state. The $6 million world-class facility includes an array of state-of-the-art telescopes and technology, bringing USQ researchers and students at the forefront of ongoing planet discovery work. USQ plays a leading role in support of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the University’s astrophysicists have contributed to the discovery of more than 100 exoplanets to date.