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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24th January 2017: As a Founding institution of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation, AAL is excited to announce the appointment of physicist Robert N. Shelton to the position of president of GMTO. Further details can be found here

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 Australian Government's Education Investment Fund (EIF) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

22nd December 2016: We are both delighted and saddened to report that Yeshe has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer for ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). This is a wonderful new opportunity for Yeshe, and OzGrav is very fortunate that Yeshe has accepted that important role. AAL has benefited enormously from Yeshe’s efforts, dedication, insights and effective delivery of results for the past five years. We wish her every success with OzGrav.

21st December 2016: The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Astronomy Australia Limited are delighted to announce that they have reached in-principle agreement to collaborate during 2017 and 2018 to benefit both Australian and Japanese astronomers. Australia will provide financial support, technical contributions, and four nights on the Anglo-Australian Telescope in exchange for ten nights on the Subaru Telescope. The telescope access will be available during 2018 and 2019A. The technical contributions will include a design study associated with enhancements to Subaru’s adaptive optics system. This initial collaboration will benefit astronomers in both countries, and provide a framework for a deeper collaboration in future years


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