An ASKAP antenna at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Image Credit: Ant Schinckel, CSIRO.




Welcome to Astronomy Australia Ltd

Our vision: Astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure.

AAL strives to achieve this vision by:

  • Engaging with Australian astronomers to advance the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomy Decadal Plan;
  • Advising the Australian Government on future investments in national astronomical research infrastructure; and
  • Managing investments in national astronomical research infrastructure, as required.

Latest News

16th April 2014: Congratulations to the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and the HERMES team on this world-class new instrument that was officially launched by the Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, today at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, NSW. Photos from the launch are here. HERMES has received Commonwealth Government funding under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and Education Investment Fund (EIF).

26th March 2014: AAL signs a subcontract with Curtin University of Technology, under the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, to support the operations of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA).

24th March 2014: AAL is delighted to announce the launch of the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO). The companion paper describing TAO can be found here. TAO is part of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) and is funded and supported by AAL, the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR), and Swinburne University of Technology.


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