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




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Our vision: Australian-based astronomers will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure.

AAL will achieve this vision by engaging with astronomers in support of the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomy decadal plan, and advising the Australian Government on the investments necessary to realise those priorities.

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17th November 2016: The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) today announced the appointment of Walter E. Massey, PhD, and Taft Armandroff, PhD, to the positions of Board Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. Continuing their involvement with GMT in new leadership capacities, Massey and Armandroff will guide the GMTO Board, overseeing the construction of the 24.5 metre Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).

Australian participates at the 10% level in the Giant Magellan Telescope project through partners Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) and the Australian National University. This is made possible through contributions from the Commonwealth Government and through the Government's Education Investment Fund (EIF) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). See press release for more details.

9th November 2016: Applications are now open for a position to represent Australia on the Board of the Murchison Widefield Array project. Applications close on Thursday 24 November 2016 at 5PM AEDT. Further details can be found here

14th October 2016: Briefing session of Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Astronomy Data and Computing Services will be held at 2pm (AEDT), 19 October 2016. Please RSVP here: An FAQ page is also available here


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