AAL

13
May

First direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy

For the first time, an international team of researchers have captured direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The image was produced by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, a global network of radio telescopes.
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02
Mar

AAL is seeking a Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

AAL is seeking a Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer (CSPO).
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15
Feb

Astronomy Research Translation – Call for EOIs

AAL invites EOIs from the astronomy community to participate in a commercialisation discovery process to unlock potential opportunities from their research/projects. Led by Ilana Feain, this activity is free of charge to our member organisations. 
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Giant Magellan Telescope Mirrors
09
Nov

The US Decadal Survey ranks the Extremely Large Telescope program as top priority

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project has been given a positive boost by the recent release of the 2020 United States Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) – Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s.
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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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