AAL

02
Mar

OzGrav and ADACS meet the ANZ bank for a half-day workshop

​AAL was delighted to run a half-day workshop to introduce financial modelling experts from the ANZ bank to scientific and technical staff from the Centre for Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS).
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Naomi Mcclure Griffiths
27
Feb

Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths appointed as AAL Board Chair

AAL is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths as AAL Board Chair. Naomi has served on the AAL Board since 2016, and replaces Professor Rachel Webster as Chair. AAL would like to thank Rachel for her hard work and dedication during her three-year tenure as...
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24
Feb

Blanco Telescope (CTIO) Call for Proposals – Semester 2020B

AAL is pleased to announce a new Call for Proposals on the Blanco Telescope for observations in Semester 2020B (August 2020 – January 2021). 
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23
Jan

Prof Lisa Kewley wins the 2020 James Craig Watson Medal

AAL would like to congratulate Professor Lisa Kewley of ANU, winner of the 2020 James Craig Watson Medal. Awarded by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, Professor Kewley was recognised for her pioneering contributions to the study of galaxy formation and evolution. Amongst her other accomplishments,...
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07
Dec

Launch of New Advisory Committees

AAL is very pleased to announce the launch of its Science Advisory and Project Oversight Committees. In order to make informed decisions about the best way to invest in astronomy infrastructure, the AAL Board relies upon strategic and technical advice from its advisory committees. AAL has adopted a...
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04
Oct

Industry Engagement Seed Funding Outcomes

The first AAL industry engagement seed funding round is now completed. We'd like to congratulate the following four successful applications:
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12
Sep

Largest Gamma Ray Observatory to be built in Chile

AAL is celebrating the signing of agreements to build the southern component of the world's largest Gamma-Ray Observatory near the Paranal site of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) will comprise the Chile site and a second array in La Palma, in...
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06
Sep

AAT Consortium

AAL is delighted to announce the establishment of the AAT Consortium. The Consortium, which includes thirteen Australian universities and managed by AAL, will fund and oversee operations of the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) from July 2018.  Located at the Siding Spring Observatory, the AAT is Australia’s largest optical telescope, and...
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06
Aug

New AAL Staff

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Dr Stuart Ryder to AAL. Stuart brings to the AAL team a decade of experience as Head of the AAO’s International Telescopes Support Office. He has also been a prolific user of major optical telescopes including Gemini, Keck, Subaru and...
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07
Jul

Sydney Office

AAL has opened a new office in Sydney! Thank you to Macquarie University for hosting the AAL Sydney office within their Physics and Astronomy Department.The office will host Mita Brierley (Senior Program Manager), and new AAL staff member, Travis Stenborg (Program Manager).
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