CTA CTA
CTA

The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is a 300M-Euro project for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy.

GWDC GWDC
GWDC

The Gravitational Wave Data Centre (GWDC) enables researchers in Australia to lead in the discovery of gravitational wave events.

eROSITA eROSITA
eROSITA

The extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array (eROSITA) is a joint German-Russian x-ray instrument currently in orbit.

Rubin Observatory Rubin Observatory
Rubin Observatory

The NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe at optical wavelengths ever produced.

MWA MWA
MWA

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope, located in WA at the site of the future SKA.

ADACS ADACS
ADACS

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) aims to maximise scientific return from data and computing infrastructure.

GMT GMT
GMT

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infrared telescope, currently under construction in Chile.

ASKAP ASKAP
ASKAP

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a world-class radio telescope in outback WA.

ODC ODC
ODC

The Optical Data Centre (ODC) is a data archive and management service developed by AAO-Macquarie.

ESO ESO
ESO
Via the Strategic Partnership, Australian-based astronomers can access and build instruments for the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Astralis Astralis
Astralis

AAL supports the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium (Astralis), a university-led national optical astronomy instrumentation capability.

HPC HPC
HPC

AAL supports High Performance Computing (HPC) for astronomers in need of high speed data processing and world-class software capability.

AAT AAT
AAT

The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) is the largest optical telescope in Australia, located at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW.

Astronomy Australia Limited

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is a non-profit organisation, whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability. We work with national observatories, relevant infrastructure providers, astronomers at universities, and the Australian Government to advance the infrastructure goals in the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan 2016–2025, Australia in the era of global astronomy.

Our Vision

Australian astronomy is world leading and publicly valued. 

Our Mission

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) will facilitate access for Australian-based astronomers to the best research infrastructure, encourage the sharing of astronomical technical capabilities to maximise their value to the nation, and inspire Australians with these astronomical achievements.

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AAL is supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), which is an Australian Government program to deliver world class research facilities so that Australian researchers can solve complex problems both here in Australia and around the globe. NCRIS is an efficient and strategic way to invest in national scale research infrastructure, driving collaboration to bring economic, environmental, health and social benefits for Australia.