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




Welcome to Astronomy Australia Ltd

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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26th August 2016: AAL is very pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with AURA giving Australian astronomers access to 7 nights on the Gemini 8-metre-class optical telescopes in 2017, thus extending the current access arrangements by another year. Funds for this agreement have been made available through the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

28th June 2016: Astronomy Australia Ltd advertised for a Program Manager to be responsible for overseeing research infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on identifying and supporting increased collaboration with industry partners. Further details about the job are available here. Applications have closed.

30th May 2016: The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Call for Proposals for semester 2016-B (Oct - Dec 2016) has been announced, with applications closing 30th June 2016. More details at:
Note: in 2016B, 800 hours of MWA observing time are available for allocation in the guaranteed time and open access categories. Due to the ongoing MWA phase 2 upgrade, general observing is only available in the last quarter of the calendar year. Note also that in 2016B, the MWA will be reconfigured into the new compact configuration, as described in the call for proposal document.


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