News

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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08
Feb

ESO Community Days

Following the signing of the Strategic Partnership agreement between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Australian government on 11 July 2017, Australian-based astronomers will be eligible to apply for observing time on the facilities of the La Silla Paranal Observatories in Chile commencing with Period 101 (1...
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08
Feb

Call for Australian Subaru Proposals in Semester 2018A

Proposals for Australian time on the Subaru 8.2m telescope on Mauna Kea in Semester 2018A (1 Feb – 31 July 2018) are due by 1:00pm AEST, Thursday 7 September 2017. The Subaru 8.2 metre telescope located on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii is operated by the...
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03
Feb

NACO Young Exoplanet Search with Kernel-Phase

by Mike Ireland Period 102 is the last even period for NACO, which has a unique L’ capability. Recent work shows that it is possible to obtain very high contrast in the L’ filter without an aperture mask, using Kernel-phase. I am considering an eps Cha association proposal...
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04
Dec

AAL invites applications for observer at meetings of the Magellan Scientific Advisory Committee

Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers to represent Australia as an observer at meetings of the Magellan Scientific Advisory Committee. Applications close at 5pm AEST Monday 1st May 2017. Further details can be found on our website: http://astronomyaustralia.org.au/advertisments/197-advertisements
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07
Nov

Official Signing Ceremony of the Australia-ESO Strategic Partnership

This morning, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and Professor Tim de Zeeuw, the Director-General of the European Southern Observatory, signed the arrangement to allow Australia to enter into a partnership with ESO. The event was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor of...
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