News

18
Nov

ASTAC allocations allow scientists to refocus their ongoing search for the most elusive matter in the known universe.

With help from the Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) Large Program allocation, a group of researchers from Australia and around the world have managed to optimise the search for the yet-undiscovered material known as ‘dark matter’.
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18
Nov

ASTAC and the final days of massive stars help Australian astronomers understand more about some of the most energetic objects in the universe.

With some help from the Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee’s (ASTAC) Large Program allocation, two researchers from Monash University have delved deep into the belly of a dying star to investigate how some of the most energetic and magnetic objects are created by an explosive end.
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12
Nov

Australia’s GWDC contributes to record number of gravitational wave detections

The Australian Gravitational Wave Data Centre (GWDC) has played a vital role in the recently announced detection of 35 new gravitational wave events – a record number over a 5 month period between November 2019 and March 2020.
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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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01
Nov

AESOP arrives in Germany, ready to be assembled for use on 4MOST

After many years of design and analysis, manufacturing and integration, the Australian-European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP) finally arrived in Germany, at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
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22
Sep

Call for nominations for AAL Committees and external Representative positions

AAL is currently seeking nominations from members of the astronomy community for positions on its advisory committees and external representative groups.
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21
Sep

AAL seeks applications for three vacancies on the AAL Board

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks applications for three vacancies on the AAL Board. At the conclusion of the AAL Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 25 November 2021, the terms of Dr Sarah Pearce, Dr Rosalind Dubs and Professor Rachel Webster will expire, creating three vacancies on the Board....
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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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13
Sep

ADACS Merit Allocation Program – Call for Expressions of Interest for Semester 2022A

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are being accepted for the next semester of the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Merit Allocation Program (including guaranteed time for ESO, Optical/IR and Gravitational Wave projects). The deadline for Semester 2022A EOIs is Friday 8th October, 2021 @ 8pm AEST.
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Gemini South
03
Sep

Call for Proposals – GSAOI observations on the Gemini South telescope in Semester 2022A

AAL is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI) observations in Semester 2022A (1 February 2022 - 31 July 2022). The deadline for this call is 5:00pm AEDT, Tuesday 5 October 2021.
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