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His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
29
Sep

Australia ratifies the SKA Observatory Convention

AAL is delighted to report that Australia has now ratified the SKA Observatory Convention, becoming the fourth country to do so in preparation for the establishment of the SKA Observatory.
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Preeta Philip
11
Aug

AAL welcomes a new Contracts and Finance Administrator to the team

AAL is delighted to welcome Preeta Philip, the new Contracts and Finance Administrator, to the team based in our Melbourne office. Preeta has over 20 years experience working in finance and administrative roles. Prior to her appointment at AAL, Preeta worked for the University of Melbourne and before this as...
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04
Aug

ADACS releases Call for EOIs for Merit Allocation Program – Semester 2020B

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) have released a Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to apply for the Merit Allocation Program in Semester 2020B. The deadline for applications is Friday 17th April, 2020 at 8pm AEDT. The ADACS Merit Allocation Program now has three types of support available (not all...
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11
Jun

AAL is seeking a new Contracts and Finance Administrator

AAL is currently seeking a new permanent, part-time Contracts and Finance Administrator, to be located in the Melbourne office (Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus). Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Contracts and Finance Administrator will support the administration of AAL’s research infrastructure grants, the company’s reporting obligations and...
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Dr Sarah Pearce
04
May

Dr Sarah Pearce named 2020 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year

AAL would like to congratulate Dr Sarah Pearce, AAL Board Director, who was recently named  2020 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year. Sarah also won the Public Sector and Academia award, recognising women who dedicate themselves to making an impact in education or public service.  An...
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01
May

AAL is delighted to be awarded $2M towards the establishment of the Gravitational Wave Data Centre

AAL thanks the Australian Government for $2M of new funding towards the establishment of an Australian Gravitational Wave Data Centre. The funding, made available through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), will enhance Australia's position as a world leader in data-intensive gravitational wave research. 
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NCI Gadi supercomputer
23
Apr

Assoc Prof Chris Power awarded one of NCI’s Australasian Leadership Computing Grants

AAL would like to congratulate Associate Professor Chris Power, from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) Node, for being one of four recipients of the inaugural Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG). These grants are the largest of their kind...
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08
Apr

AAL Melbourne and Sydney staff continue working from home

UPDATE from original news item posted on 17/3: In line with recent government regulation regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak, AAL staff from the Melbourne and Sydney offices are working from home, and have been since 16 March 2020. It has proved to be a successful arrangement, and AAL would...
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12
Mar

News from the second ESO-Australia joint conference

AAL was delighted to attend the 2nd ESO-Australia joint conference (ESOz-2020), held this year in Perth over five days from the 17th to the 21st of February, 2020.  The conference brought together 120 researchers from Australia and around the world to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from instruments and...
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Participants at the recent ADACS Retreat
04
Mar

ADACS and technical experts meet to help support the data and computing needs of astronomers

AAL was delighted attend the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Retreat, held this morning at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, located near Swinburne University. Here, ADACS and related technical experts met to discuss how to best to serve and support the Data and Computing needs of Australian astronomers....
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