News

21
Dec

Results for the ADACS Merit Allocation Program – Semester 2022A – are now available

Results are now available for the 2022A Semester of the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Merit Allocation Program.
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15
Dec

A brand-new window to the universe has opened with the launch of Hector, the newest instrument built by Astralis for the AAT

After many years of work by Australia’s leading astronomical instrumentation group, the Astralis Consortium has delivered Hector, the multi-Integral Field Unit spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT).
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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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