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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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12
May

ASTAC Call for Proposals – 2021-B

The Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) Call for Proposals for Q3-Q4 2021 is now open. The deadline for this call is 8pm Friday 28th May 2021.
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11
May

Dr Sarah Pearce named SKAO Telescope Director for SKA Australia

Dr Sarah Pearce has just been appointed by the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) to the position of Telescope Director for SKA Australia.
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11
May

Extended Call for Nominations to ATAC and AATUC

On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint two new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC) and four new members to the AAT Users’ Committee (AATUC). 
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29
Apr

Call for nominations for ATAC and AATUC

On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint two new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC) and four new members to the AAT Users’ Committee (AATUC). Applications close on Monday 10 May 2021, 5 PM AWST. Late applications will...
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29
Apr

Dr Bernhard Müller awarded one of NCI’s Australasian Leadership Computing Grants

AAL would like to congratulate Dr Bernhard Müller from Monash University, and his team, for being awarded one of five recent Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG). These grants allow recipients to access to total 150 million units of computing time on Gadi, NCI's supercomputer, which is equal to 20,000 years of calculations...
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27
Apr

Prof Lisa Kewley elected to US National Academy of Sciences

AAL would like to congratulate Professor Lisa Kewley from the Australian National University (ANU), on her election to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Lisa was formally a Director on the AAL Board and is currently Director of the ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence.
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21
Apr

ADACS Merit Allocation Program call for EoIs – Semester 2021B – is closing soon

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for the next semester (2021B) of the ADACS Merit Allocation Program. ​A reminder that the EoI Deadline is Friday 23rd April, 2021 @ 8pm AEST.
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21
Apr

Discovery of pulsar by SKA precursor – a first for the MWA

Researchers in Western Australia have found a pulsar for the first time using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, a precursor to the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
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13
Apr

Call for expressions of interest from international groups to engage with the AAT

The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Consortium is currently seeking expressions of interest from international groups to engage with the AAT facility through pay-for-access arrangements from July 2022. 
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