News

15
Oct

Multiple Call for Nominations – AAL Committees

AAL is releasing a multiple Call for Nominations for the following committees and on the MWA Board: AAL Project Oversight Committee (APOC), AAL Science Advisory Committee (ASAC), ADACS Time Allocation Committee (ADACS TAC), Astronomy Supercomputing Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC), AAT Time Allocation Committee (ATAC), Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)...
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His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
29
Sep

Australia ratifies the SKA Observatory Convention

AAL is delighted to report that Australia has now ratified the SKA Observatory Convention, becoming the fourth country to do so in preparation for the establishment of the SKA Observatory.
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24
Sep

AAL is seeking a new Program Manager

AAL is currently seeking a new full time Program Manager, to be located in the Melbourne office (Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus). The position is for one year with the possibility for renewal. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Program Manager will be part of a team that has responsibility...
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22
Sep

AAL is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on its Board

Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is currently seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the AAL Board. AAL is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee whose Members are all Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomy research capability. Its core business is to manage programs which provide...
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Giant Magellan Telescope
17
Sep

Major NSF grant announced for the GMT project

AAL is delighted by the recent announcement of a US $17.5M grant, awarded to the GMTO Corporation by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The GMTO Corporation is the organisation responsible for the development and operation of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project, currently under construction at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. When complete, the...
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ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)
16
Sep

Call for nominations to ESO Scientific Technical Committee

Under the Strategic Partnership between Australia and ESO, Australia is entitled to representation on The ESO Scientific Technical Committee (STC). As with the other ESO committees Australia is involved with, having an astronomer on the STC will allow the community to make the most of this unprecedented 10-year...
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10
Sep

ADACS Merit Allocation Program call for EoI 2021A

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for the next semester of the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) Merit Allocation Program. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2nd October, 2020 at 8pm AEST​. Those who could benefit either from training or the development effort of software professionals are...
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The Victor M. Blanco Telescope
09
Sep

Blanco Telescope (CTIO) Call for Proposals – Semester 2021A

AAL is pleased to announce that five nights of CTIO time will be available to the Australian community on the 4m Blanco Telescope in Semester 2021A  (1 February 2021 – 31 July 2021). The proposal deadline is 6 October 2020, 17:00 AEDT. Proposals will be assessed by the Australian Time Allocation Committee (ATAC), and must follow...
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Gemini South
04
Sep

Call for Gemini GSAOI Proposals – Semester 2021A

In Semester 2021A the Australian astronomical community will have access to 4.5 nights of observing time with the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI). Proposals for GSAOI observations on the Gemini South telescope in Semester 2021A (1 February 2021 – 31 July 2021) are due by 5:00pm AEST, Tuesday...
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Vertical Milky Way over the AAT
18
Aug

AAT Call for Proposals – Semester 2021A

AAL is pleased to announce a new Call for Proposals at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) for observations in Semester 2021A (1 February 2021 – 31 July 2021).  ​The deadline for the proposals is 18 September 2020, at 17:00 AEDT. Proposals to the Australian Time Allocation Committee (ATAC) must follow the ATAC Policies...
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