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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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

7th October 2016: Expressions of Interest (EOI) proposals are invited from organisations to be registered to tender to provide astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to enable astronomers to maximise the scientific return from data and computing infrastructure. The deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is: 5pm (AEDT), 28 October 2016. More information is available here:

6th October 2016: We are pleased to announce that Australian access to the world-class 6.5-metre optical/IR Magellan telescopes in Chile will continue until Semester 2020B at the current level of 15 nights per year. This is possible under an agreement between AAL and the Carnegie Institution for Science.  AAL secured the funding for 45 additional nights (during 2018-2020) from the Australian Government via the Department of Education and Training (under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy) and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The International Telescopes Support Office manages access to this time.


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