News

09
Jan

AAL Board vacancy

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks applications for one upcoming vacancy on the AAL Board. AAL is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee whose Members are all Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomy research capability. Its core business is to manage programmes that provide astronomers with access...
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08
Jan

GMT’S 2018 Science Book

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organisation have announced the release of the 2018 Science Book describing GMT’s strengths and its potential for scientific discovery.The book describes the transformative impact that GMT will have on areas spanning observational astrophysics—from exoplanets around neighboring stars to the formation of the first, most...
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02
Jan

Call for Nominations: AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC)

Applications close on Wednesday 13th February 2019, 5 PM AWST. On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint three new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee.  ATAC is the committee that allocates time on the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), as well as Australian...
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10
Dec

Call for nominations to AAL appointed Committee and Board Positions

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is seeking nominations from members of the astronomy community from individuals willing to serve the community in one of several capacities. AAL will appoint: an Australian representative to the Board of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) three members of the AAL Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation...
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05
Oct

Professor Karl Glazebrook elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

Congratulations to AAL non-executive director, Professor Karl Glazebrook, who has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
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11
Sep

Australian LSST PIs and Science Lead Appointed

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe ever produced. It will conduct a ten year survey of the sky using a specially designed 8.4 m diameter telescope in Chile with an extremely wide field of view. In 2015, CAASTRO and...
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04
Sep

GMT Featured by Great Big Story

The Giant Magellan Telescope was recently featured on Great Big Story. Narrated by GMTO’s Patrick McCarthy, the video highlights the astronomical significance of the GMT project and its precise construction process.www.greatbigstory.com/stories/making-giant-mirrors-to-see-the-universe Underneath the University of Arizona’s football stadium are the beginnings of the Giant Magellan Telescope, set to...
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10
Aug

ADACS TRAINING EVENTS NOVEMBER 2017

ADACS is pleased to announce two training workshops this November, now open for registration. Introduction to computing and data science for astronomers 13 – 15 November at Curtin University, Perth. For more information please visit the workshop webpage or contact Rebecca Lange.  Introduction to high performance computing (HPC) for astronomers 27- 29 November at...
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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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03
Aug

Call for Magellan Telescope proposals

Proposals for Australian community access to the Magellan telescopes for Semester 2017B are due by 5pm AEST, Friday 7 April 2017. Details on how to prepare and submit an application can be found on the ITSO website: https://www.aao.gov.au/itso/magellan/apply. Australian access to these facilities has been enabled through the Australian...
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