News

03
Aug

Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University/Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to collaboratively provide Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)

Following a two-stage tender process, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) has signed contracts with Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University/Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to collaboratively provide Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS). The ADACS scope of services for 2017 is intended to include: (1) Astronomy-focused expert training and support...
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10
Jun

ASTAC Call for Proposals

The Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation call for proposals for Q1-Q2 2018 is now open. ** The current call for proposals closes at 5 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 21st November 2017. **  The following resources are available within this call (from 1st January 2018 to 30th June 2018): NCI Astronomy Flagship Program: up...
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07
Jun

ESO Users Committee Recommendations for 2018

by Caroline Foster I’ve seen that the results from the ESO time allocations for P102 are now out. Congratulations to all who successfully secured time on the ESO facilities! It was a pleasure to see so many members of our community last week at the ASA. During my...
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06
Jun

Call for nominations

Science Advisory and Project Oversight Committees Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks applications for its Science Advisory and Project Oversight Committees.  These two new committees are expected to hold their first meetings in August 2018, and will replace AAL’s four existing advisory committees.​If you consider yourself well placed to contribute to...
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05
Jun

Call for representative on the GMT Science Advisory Committee

Applications are now open for a position to represent Australia on the GMT Science Advisory Committee. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infra-red telescope, and will have the resolving power of a 24.5 metre primary mirror. AAL is a founding member of GMTO Corporation and is entitled to nominate an...
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12
May

AAT Semester 2019A Schedule Released

In July 2018, AAL took over responsibility for allocating time on the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) from the former Australian Astronomical Observatory, on behalf of the new AAT Consortium. The Call for Proposals in Semester 2019A (for observing time in the period Feb-July 2019) was issued in Sep 2018,...
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11
May

AAL 2016/17 Annual Report

AAL has published our 2016/17 Annual Report. ​If you would like a physical copy, please contact us.
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12
Apr

New Director and Staff at AAL

AAL welcomes new AAL Board Director, Dr Sarah Pearce, after her appointment by the AAL Members at our 2018 AGM. Sarah is Deputy Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, and is involved in both the Square Kilometre Array and the newly formed Australian Space Agency. AAL also congratulate...
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10
Mar

ESO Users Committee Update October 2018

by Caroline Foster Dear fellow Australian astronomers, This is an update from your Users Committee (UC) representative. My role is to represent Australian ESO users and act as the capillary link between ESO and the Australian community.  The ESO Users Committee met in April (UC42) to receive an...
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07
Mar

Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO)

AAL is delighted to be partnering with Macquarie University, the Australian National University and the University of Sydney, to form Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) – a collaborative national capability in optical instrumentation. The combined capability will strengthen Australia’s bids for large international contracts at leading observatories world-wide. AAL...
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