AAL is seeking nominations to serve on the AAL Space Science Leads Committee.

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is seeking nominations from members of the astronomy community willing to serve on the AAL Space Science Leads Committee.

AAL has been working on a strategy to engage with the Space sector to broaden opportunities for the Australian space astronomy community. This includes improved access to astronomy space missions and data, leveraging the existing capabilities such as ground-stations for mission tracking, seeking opportunities to design and build instrumentation with applications in the space sector, and to engage with industry to utilise astronomical expertise. The AAL Board’s objective is to establish a committee of astronomers with expertise/interests in space astronomy programs, and space technology and industry to lead and improve communication within astronomical community and external stakeholders on matters related to Space programs and data.

AAL is seeking nominations from Australian-based astronomers, along with technical personnel associated with Australian astronomy, willing to sit on the new AAL Space Science Leads Committee.

The AAL Board will appoint up to five members and the Chair of this committee in February 2023. The normal term will be for 24 months, with a range of 18-30 months appointments being made if required in order to stagger them.

More information, including Terms of Reference, can be found here

If you wish to apply for any of these positions, please email AAL at [email protected] with a maximum three-page application that includes:

  • A brief CV
  • A statement outlining your relevant expertise and interests in space astronomy related projects and activities
  • Any relevant conflicts of interest.

Applications close on Friday 10th February 2023, 8:00 PM AEDT.

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