News

La Silla
23
Mar

Deadline extension to 23 April for ESO Proposals – Period 106

​Given ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESOhas postponed the proposal submission deadline for Period 106 from 26 March to 23 April 12:00 CEST (8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 6pm Australian Western Standard Time). Furthermore, to minimise the risk of infection the presence of staff has been...
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The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)
16
Mar

Data and computing for radio astronomy to be given a two million dollar boost by Pawsey and HPE

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth will soon get a huge data processing boost from a new 78-node cluster to be provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).   The new cluster will provide astronomers with a dedicated system to process over 30 petabytes (PB) of data from the Murchison Widefield...
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12
Mar

News from the second ESO-Australia joint conference

AAL was delighted to attend the 2nd ESO-Australia joint conference (ESOz-2020), held this year in Perth over five days from the 17th to the 21st of February, 2020.  The conference brought together 120 researchers from Australia and around the world to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from instruments and...
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Gemini South telescope
10
Mar

Call for Gemini GSAOI Proposals – Semester 2020B

In Semester 2020B, the Australian astronomical community will have access to 3.5 nights of observing time with the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI). Proposals for GSAOI observations on the Gemini South telescope in Semester 2020B (1 August 2020 – 31 January 2021) are due by 5:00pm AEST,...
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Participants at the recent ADACS Retreat
04
Mar

ADACS and technical experts meet to help support the data and computing needs of astronomers

AAL was delighted attend the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Retreat, held this morning at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, located near Swinburne University. Here, ADACS and related technical experts met to discuss how to best to serve and support the Data and Computing needs of Australian astronomers....
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ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)
02
Mar

ESO Period 106 Call for Proposals released

AAL is pleased to announce that the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a Call for Proposals for Period 106 (for observations between 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021). Under the terms of the Strategic Partnership between ESO and Australia, Australian-based astronomers have access to the facilities...
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02
Mar

OzGrav and ADACS meet the ANZ bank for a half-day workshop

​AAL was delighted to run a half-day workshop to introduce financial modelling experts from the ANZ bank to scientific and technical staff from the Centre for Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS).
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Naomi Mcclure Griffiths
27
Feb

Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths appointed as AAL Board Chair

AAL is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths as AAL Board Chair. Naomi has served on the AAL Board since 2016, and replaces Professor Rachel Webster as Chair. AAL would like to thank Rachel for her hard work and dedication during her three-year tenure as...
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26
Feb

CSIRO’s ASKAP and ESO’s APEX telescopes team up to reveal gas outflow in the SMC

In a new ESO blog post, Dr Enrico Di Teodoro and AAL Board member Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths describe how they used the combined power of CSIRO’s ASKAP and ESO’s APEX telescopes to reveal how much gas escapes from the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
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07
Feb

Introducing the new AAO-Macquarie Director

It was my pleasure to start as the new director of the AAO node at Macquarie University on April 29th after being non-resident in Australia for more than 30 years.... An article by Mark Casali.
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