International Engagement

To ensure Australian astronomers get access to the best infrastructure overseas, AAL supports a number of international astronomy projects and facilities via NCRIS funding.

International Engagement – Projects & Facilities

Rubin Observatory

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


ACAMAR is a joint Australia-China research centre, created to collaborate on areas of common interest within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.


The extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array (eROSITA) is a joint German-Russian x-ray instrument currently in orbit.


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


The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is a 300M-Euro project for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy.


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