Optical Astronomy


AAL supports the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium (Astralis), a university-led national optical astronomy instrumentation capability.

Rubin Observatory

The NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe at optical wavelengths ever produced.


The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) is the largest optical telescope in Australia, located at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW.


Via the Strategic Partnership, Australian-based astronomers can access and build instruments for the European Southern Observatory (ESO).


The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infrared telescope, currently under construction in Chile.