CTA CTA
CTA

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

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ASKAP ASKAP
ASKAP

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

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GMT GMT
GMT

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

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AAT AAT
AAT

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

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HPC HPC
HPC

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

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AAO AAO
AAO

AAL supports Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO), a university-led national optical astronomy instrumentation capability.

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ADACS ADACS
ADACS

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

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GWDC GWDC
GWDC

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

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MWA MWA
MWA

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

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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.

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ODC ODC
ODC

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

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eROSITA eROSITA
eROSITA

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

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

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.

LATEST NEWS

Call for nominations for AAL Committees and external Representative positions

AAL is currently seeking nominations from members of the astronomy community for positions on its...

AAL seeks applications for three vacancies on the AAL Board

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks applications for three vacancies on the AAL Board. At the...

Call for Nominations to the ESO Users Committee

AAL is currently seeking nominations to the ESO Users Committee. Applications close Friday 24 September...

ADACS Merit Allocation Program – Call for Expressions of Interest for Semester 2022A

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are being accepted for the next semester of the Astronomy Data...

Call for Proposals – GSAOI observations on the Gemini South telescope in Semester 2022A

AAL is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager...

ESO announces Period 109 Call for Proposals

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released the Call for Proposals for Period 109 (for...

ESO Fellowship program for 2021/2022 open for applications

The ESO has just announced its Fellowship Programme 2021/2022 for both Europe and Chile. The Garching...

AAT Call for Proposals – Semester 2022A

AAL is pleased to announce a new Call for Proposals at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) for observations...

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.