AAL

10
Dec

Call for nominations to AAL appointed Committee and Board Positions

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is seeking nominations from members of the astronomy community from individuals willing to serve the community in one of several capacities. AAL will appoint: an Australian representative to the Board of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) three members of the AAL Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation...
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05
Oct

Professor Karl Glazebrook elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

Congratulations to AAL non-executive director, Professor Karl Glazebrook, who has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
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11
Sep

Australian LSST PIs and Science Lead Appointed

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe ever produced. It will conduct a ten year survey of the sky using a specially designed 8.4 m diameter telescope in Chile with an extremely wide field of view. In 2015, CAASTRO and...
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10
Aug

ADACS TRAINING EVENTS NOVEMBER 2017

ADACS is pleased to announce two training workshops this November, now open for registration. Introduction to computing and data science for astronomers 13 – 15 November at Curtin University, Perth. For more information please visit the workshop webpage or contact Rebecca Lange.  Introduction to high performance computing (HPC) for astronomers 27- 29 November at...
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03
Aug

Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University/Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to collaboratively provide Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)

Following a two-stage tender process, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) has signed contracts with Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University/Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to collaboratively provide Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS). The ADACS scope of services for 2017 is intended to include: (1) Astronomy-focused expert training and support...
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11
May

AAL 2016/17 Annual Report

AAL has published our 2016/17 Annual Report. ​If you would like a physical copy, please contact us.
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12
Apr

New Director and Staff at AAL

AAL welcomes new AAL Board Director, Dr Sarah Pearce, after her appointment by the AAL Members at our 2018 AGM. Sarah is Deputy Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, and is involved in both the Square Kilometre Array and the newly formed Australian Space Agency. AAL also congratulate...
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07
Mar

Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO)

AAL is delighted to be partnering with Macquarie University, the Australian National University and the University of Sydney, to form Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) – a collaborative national capability in optical instrumentation. The combined capability will strengthen Australia’s bids for large international contracts at leading observatories world-wide. AAL...
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07
Nov

Official Signing Ceremony of the Australia-ESO Strategic Partnership

This morning, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and Professor Tim de Zeeuw, the Director-General of the European Southern Observatory, signed the arrangement to allow Australia to enter into a partnership with ESO. The event was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor of...
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05
Sep

Australia ESO Strategic Partnership

The Australian Government committed $26.1 million to enable Australia to enter an agreement with ESO from 2018 to maintain Australia’s optical astronomical research that helps to advance humanity’s understanding of the Universe. The commitment also includes ongoing average funding of $12 million a year until 2027-28. ANU, Astronomy...
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