Tony Wong’s Research Group

Tony Wong is an associate professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Previously he held research positions at the Australia Telescope National Facility and the University of New South Wales.  He primarily studies the interstellar medium (ISM) in nearby galaxies and its relation to star formation.

Research Interests

Recently Released Data

  1. ATCA HCO+ & HCN Mosaics of several regions in the LMC, reprocessed in 2015-6 with help from UIUC undergraduate Aamodini Gupta.

  2. MAGMA, the Magellanic Mopra Assessment.  A CO survey of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds that achieves the best available angular resolution on clouds detected by the NANTEN survey.  Observations were conducted with the Mopra telescope in Australia.

Ongoing Projects

  1. CARMA Survey Towards Infrared-bright Nearby Galaxies (CARMA STING).  A survey of 23 spiral galaxies observed in CO and 13CO with CARMA.  Targets IR-luminous galaxies from the IRAS Revised Bright Galaxy Sample with a wealth of ancillary data (including VLA, SDSS, and Spitzer).

  2. CARMA Extragalactic Database for Galaxy Evolution (CARMA EDGE).  A survey of 125+ galaxies with CARMA, one of the last major projects undertaken by the telescope.


Information on ASTR 406 (Fall 2018) (Course website on

Github software

CPROPS_V Software

Publications and Curriculum Vitae

Tony Wong
Department of Astronomy
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
+1 (217) 244-4207