News

09
Sep

Seeking Applications to Serve on the Board of the Murchison Widefield Array

AAL Is looking to fill a vacancy on the Board of the Murchison Widefield Array. The successful applicant will be expected to work with the Australian MWA Partners and AAL to represent Australian interests in the MWA project.
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08
Sep

Call for applications to serve on GMTO Board or GMT Science Advisory Commitee

The GMTO Corporation is constructing the 25.4 metre Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) in Chile, in which AAL and the Australian National University are partners. AAL is looking to fill 2 vacancies, one for an Australian-based astronomer to serve on the Board of the GMTO Corporation, and one to...
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06
Sep

AAT Consortium

AAL is delighted to announce the establishment of the AAT Consortium. The Consortium, which includes thirteen Australian universities and managed by AAL, will fund and oversee operations of the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) from July 2018.  Located at the Siding Spring Observatory, the AAT is Australia’s largest optical telescope, and...
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06
Aug

New AAL Staff

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Dr Stuart Ryder to AAL. Stuart brings to the AAL team a decade of experience as Head of the AAO’s International Telescopes Support Office. He has also been a prolific user of major optical telescopes including Gemini, Keck, Subaru and...
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05
Aug

Australian ESO User Survey 2019

by Stuart Ryder ESO collects feedback from its users in a number of ways: All observers in Visitor Mode to La Silla or Paranal are required to fill out an “End of Mission” report. Annual user satisfaction campaigns targeting selected PIs in Service Mode. Member state representatives on...
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07
Jul

Sydney Office

AAL has opened a new office in Sydney! Thank you to Macquarie University for hosting the AAL Sydney office within their Physics and Astronomy Department.The office will host Mita Brierley (Senior Program Manager), and new AAL staff member, Travis Stenborg (Program Manager).
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11
Jun

Arizona State University joins the GMTO

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has joined the mission to build the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The project’s partnership with ASU will aid in GMT’s mission of discovery and its quest to answer some of the...
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11
Jun

AAL 2018/2019 Annual Report available for download

The AAL 2018/19 Annual Report is now available to download, see the link here.
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08
Jun

Applications Open for the Australian positions on the ESO STC and UC

Under the Strategic Partnership between Australia and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), signed in July 2017, Australia is entitled to representation on four ESO governance bodies: The ESO Council, Finance Committee, Scientific Technical Committee, and Users Committee. On behalf of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and...
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