News

01
Jul

New 3-day workshop on the Future of Traditional Survey Science, sponsored by ACAMAR

The Australia-China Consortium for Astrophysics Research (ACAMAR) is sponsoring a three-day workshop on the Future of Traditional Survey Science, to be held online on 22, 23 and 24 September 2021.
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01
Jul

New images of galaxies headed for collision – created by collaboration of telescopes including eROSITA and ASKAP

An international collaboration of astronomers and telescopes has revealed new imagery of galaxies moving at high speed, headed for an intergalactic collision. The cluster of galaxies pictured to the left is known as The Northern Clump, which has been imaged for the first time with unprecedented detail at...
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30
Jun

Construction approved to begin for SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa

At a recent meeting of the SKA Observatory (SKAO) at its headquarters in the UK, the SKAO Member States formally approved the start of construction for the two SKA telescopes, to be located in Australia and South Africa. Australia's low-frequency telescope, to be known as SKA-Low, will consist...
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30
Jun

Australian gravitational wave scientists play key role in recent discovery

Australian researchers have played a key role in a recent discovery of gravitational waves caused by the merger of a neutron star and black hole – the first time this particular event has been detected. Gravitational waves from the extreme event took over a billion years to reach...
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02
Jun

Agreement signed to build MAVIS, an Australian-led instrumentation project aiming to see further than the Hubble Space Telescope

An agreement has been signed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and representatives of an international consortium, led by Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO), to begin construction of the MAVIS instrument for use on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The MAVIS Consortium is being led by the Australian National...
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12
May

ASTAC Call for Proposals – 2021-B

The Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC) Call for Proposals for Q3-Q4 2021 is now open. The deadline for this call is 8pm Friday 28th May 2021.
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11
May

Dr Sarah Pearce named SKAO Telescope Director for SKA Australia

Dr Sarah Pearce has just been appointed by the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) to the position of Telescope Director for SKA Australia.
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11
May

Extended Call for Nominations to ATAC and AATUC

On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint two new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC) and four new members to the AAT Users’ Committee (AATUC). 
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29
Apr

Call for nominations for ATAC and AATUC

On behalf of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) Council, Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks to appoint two new members to the AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC) and four new members to the AAT Users’ Committee (AATUC). Applications close on Monday 10 May 2021, 5 PM AWST. Late applications will...
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29
Apr

Dr Bernhard Müller awarded one of NCI’s Australasian Leadership Computing Grants

AAL would like to congratulate Dr Bernhard Müller from Monash University, and his team, for being awarded one of five recent Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG). These grants allow recipients to access to total 150 million units of computing time on Gadi, NCI's supercomputer, which is equal to 20,000 years of calculations...
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