ESO

14
Sep

Call for Nominations to the ESO Users Committee

AAL is currently seeking nominations to the ESO Users Committee. Applications close Friday 24 September 2021, 7 PM AEST (5 PM AWST). Under the Strategic Partnership between Australia and ESO, Australia is entitled to representation to this Users Committee (UC) and three other bodies: The ESO Council, Finance...
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31
Aug

ESO announces Period 109 Call for Proposals

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released the Call for Proposals for Period 109 (for observations between 1 April 2022 – 30 September 2022). The proposal deadline is Thursday 23 September 2021 at noon Central European Summer Time (8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 6pm Australian Western Standard Time).
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26
Aug

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 Fellowship positions are for three years and the Chile Fellowship positions are of a four-year duration. The closing date is 15 October 2021 for both Chile and Garching applications. 
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02
Jun

Agreement signed to build MAVIS, an Australian-led instrumentation project aiming to see further than the Hubble Space Telescope

An agreement has been signed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and representatives of an international consortium, led by Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO), to begin construction of the MAVIS instrument for use on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The MAVIS Consortium is being led by the Australian National...
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Katy Proctor
17
Apr

Australian wins coveted ESO Summer Studentship

AAL would like to congratulate Australian student, Katy Proctor, who was recently granted one of the coveted ESO Summer Studentship positions for 2020. Katy, who is currently studying a Masters at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in WA, was selected as one of just six recipients for the...
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La Silla
23
Mar

Deadline extension to 23 April for ESO Proposals – Period 106

​Given ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESOhas postponed the proposal submission deadline for Period 106 from 26 March to 23 April 12:00 CEST (8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 6pm Australian Western Standard Time). Furthermore, to minimise the risk of infection the presence of staff has been...
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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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ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)
02
Mar

ESO Period 106 Call for Proposals released

AAL is pleased to announce that the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a Call for Proposals for Period 106 (for observations between 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021). Under the terms of the Strategic Partnership between ESO and Australia, Australian-based astronomers have access to the facilities...
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26
Feb

CSIRO’s ASKAP and ESO’s APEX telescopes team up to reveal gas outflow in the SMC

In a new ESO blog post, Dr Enrico Di Teodoro and AAL Board member Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths describe how they used the combined power of CSIRO’s ASKAP and ESO’s APEX telescopes to reveal how much gas escapes from the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
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07
Feb

Introducing the new AAO-Macquarie Director

It was my pleasure to start as the new director of the AAO node at Macquarie University on April 29th after being non-resident in Australia for more than 30 years.... An article by Mark Casali.
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