ESO

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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08
Dec

Australian ESO Forum

AAL and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are pleased to announce the launch of the Australian ESO Forum. This Forum is intended to enhance the flow of information and ideas among experienced and prospective Australian users of ESO facilities and data.
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05
Aug

Australian ESO User Survey 2019

by Stuart Ryder ESO collects feedback from its users in a number of ways: All observers in Visitor Mode to La Silla or Paranal are required to fill out an “End of Mission” report. Annual user satisfaction campaigns targeting selected PIs in Service Mode. Member state representatives on...
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10
Aug

Australian Appointments to ESO Governing Bodies

ESO, working with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, has confirmed Australia’s astronomer appointments, for the next three years, to the ESO Council (EC), Scientific Technical Committee (STC) and Users’ Committee (UC). AAL congratulates the successful candidates:    EC:  Matthew Colless   STC: Michael Ireland   UC:  Caroline Foster...
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