News

28
Mar

New ESO job opportunities, PhD and postdoctoral positions

Some fantastic new job opportunities have just been announced by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), as well as offering PhD positions and postdoctoral positions in Star and Planet formation through project WANDA.
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22
Mar

Major upgrade to outback telescope a resounding success

A $1 million Federal Government grant has recently enabled the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to undergo ‘brain surgery’ – its resulting processing capability is being hailed as a significant technological achievement and feat of software engineering.
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15
Mar

Design of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s all-important upper enclosure awarded to renowned Spanish firm, IDOM

The Giant Magellan Telescope will provide us with some of the most detailed images of the universe. As a ground-based telescope, it will have to withstand some of the more challenging geological aspects of its position in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Fortunately, renowned Spanish engineering and architecture firm, IDOM, has...
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02
Mar

AAL is seeking a Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

AAL is seeking a Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer (CSPO).
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28
Feb

ESO Call for Proposals issued for Period 110 – for observations between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released the Call for Proposals for Period 110 (for observations between 1 October 2022 – 31 March 2023). The proposal deadline is Friday 25 March 2022 at noon Central European Time (10pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 7pm Australian Western Standard Time).
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15
Feb

Astronomy Research Translation – Call for EOIs

AAL invites EOIs from the astronomy community to participate in a commercialisation discovery process to unlock potential opportunities from their research/projects. Led by Ilana Feain, this activity is free of charge to our member organisations. 
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14
Feb

Australia and ESO sign a significant amendment to their Strategic Partnership

Australia and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) recently signed an amendment to their existing Strategic Partnership, giving Australian companies and astronomy groups new opportunities to work with ESO on future ground-based telescope technologies.
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08
Feb

NCRIS: The power behind Australia’s science

Australian science continues to make national and international headlines, most recently focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019 – 2020 Australian bushfires. Behind these headlines, you will find a community of impassioned researchers. And behind them, you will find a network of research enablers from NCRIS, the...
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Rubin Observatory on Cerro Pachon
25
Jan

Funding success for Australian access to Rubin Observatory LSST data

A consortium of 45 astronomers from 14 AAL member institutions have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant for A$1.275M.
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19
Jan

Call for eROSITA and Australian Collaboration Proposals, open until 11 February 2022

A third call for joint Australia-eROSITA_DE projects is now open. Proposal submissions will be accepted until 11 February 2022. This call follows two previous successful calls for joint projects under the agreement between Australian-based astronomers, represented by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) and the German eROSITA Consortium (eROSITA_DE).
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