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 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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5th March 2015: AAL are advertising for three positions to represent Australia on overseas telescope committees and boards:

  • The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infra-red telescope, and will have the resolving power of a 24.5 metre primary mirror. AAL is a founding member of GMTO Corporation and is entitled to nominate a director to the GMTO Board and an astronomer to the GMT Science Advisory Committee.
  • The Magellan telescopes are two 6.5m telescopes operated by the Carnegie Institution for Science in Chile. AAL has purchased time on Magellan since 2007. The Magellan Council has invited AAL to appoint an observer to the Magellan Science Advisory Committee.

Please see our advertisment page for further information on these positions.

Australian access to these facilities is enabled through the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Education Investment Fund.

17th February 2015: Congratulations to the GALAH team on their recent publication describing the cutting-edge science that can be done with the recently-commissioned HERMES instrument that was constructed under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, an Australian government initiative.


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