AAL supports the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium (Astralis), a university-led national optical astronomy instrumentation capability.
AAL supports High Performance Computing (HPC) for astronomers in need of high speed data processing and world-class software capability.
The NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe at optical wavelengths ever produced.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope, located in WA at the site of the future SKA.
The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) is the largest optical telescope in Australia, located at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW.
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infrared telescope, currently under construction in Chile.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a world-class radio telescope in outback WA.
The Optical Data Centre (ODC) is a data archive and management service developed by AAO-Macquarie.
Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) aims to maximise scientific return from data and computing infrastructure.
The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is a 300M-Euro project for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy.
The extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array (eROSITA) is a joint German-Russian x-ray instrument currently in orbit.
The Gravitational Wave Data Centre (GWDC) enables researchers in Australia to lead in the discovery of gravitational wave events.
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.
Australian astronomy is world leading and publicly valued.
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.
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.